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- adj. Being expected. Not unusual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That may be expected or looked for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be expected; that may be expected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. to be expected
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To me, if a meeting starts at 12: 00 ... showing up at 11: 55 is expectable.
He is not personally responsible for the individual acts of his drug-crazed clients, but his acts are rendered immoral by the perfectly expectable results of his actions as a whole.
IV thus makes a crucial distinction between the transient pain of expectable grief and the severe and/or persistent symptoms of major depression.
There is no reason and much risk in turning expectable grief into diagnosable mental disorder.
Isn't it also necessary to teach that child what is right and wrong, what is expectable, and how the world works so he or she can make proper choices, can function socially, can be healthy?
Deception is widespread among nonhuman species, perfectly normal and expectable.
I conclude that capitalism is justified -- normally by the expectable benefits to the lowest-paid workers but, failing that, by the injustice of depriving entrepreneurial types (as well as other creative people) of opportunities for their self-expression.
The effect on the aged is pronounced and expectable and may be compared to the emotional experience of standing outside alone when the party is going on inside.
What had happened was startling and horrifying -- but also eerily expectable, if not predictable.
By entering the community of parenthood, we dare to get messy in the continuum of complicated feelings - ranging from moments of expectable maternal anxiety to temporarily debilitating postpartum mood disorders.