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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of await.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. expected. Opposite of unexpected.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expected hopefully


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  • The fulfilment of a dream long awaited is a present that will always live in my heart, and mind, and Spirit.

    Obama girls weigh in on their first White House Christmas

  • The family continues: So eagerly awaited that the term "eagerly awaited" is a ridiculous understatement, "The Sopranos" begins its sixth and reportedly final full season tonight on HBO, and advance viewing of the first four installments suggests that television's greatest drama series has only gotten greater.

    March 2006

  • He did not hear the voice again but out there in the shimmering space the call awaited him.

    The Lovely Lady

  • Not in competition but eagerly awaited is Japanese veteran filmmaker Yoji Yamada's "Ototo"

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • Now the vast collection of cars reversed itself and the traffic jam back to the Bali Hai was even more tedious [731] than the earlier one, but when the cavalcade finally reached there and disappointed men filed into the Dagger Bar, a phone call awaited Dr. Mott: "Can you please come over to the press room at the Hilton?


  • After all these years of silence, the name now awaited her at every corner.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • But there was a divine mercy in it; they came to seek peace, but a sword awaited them.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • On landing there he dug a trench, and slew the black victims Circe had given him, and with drawn sword awaited the approach of a host of shades, among whom he recognized a man killed by accident on Circe's island, who begged for proper funeral rites.

    The Book of the Epic

  • Lest Ammon should think to escape because Nebuchadnezzar had taken the route to Jerusalem, Ezekiel denounces judgment against Ammon, without the prospect of a restoration such as awaited Israel.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And yet, though so little curiosity "awaited" her, it happened of necessity that, within a few moments after her first coming forward in the witness box, she had created a separate one for herself -- first, through her impressive appearance; secondly, through the appalling coolness of her answers.

    Autobiographical Sketches


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