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- n. Plural form of expectance.
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He revoked the scandalous "expectances" granted by his predecessors and forbade conferring benefices in commendam.
He, who in action was as cheerful a soul as you could wish to serve, was harassed by the long expectances of diplomacy, and in the routine work of governing most grim.
When I hearn her do that I felt sorry I hadn't come up to her expectances.
I never hearn such poetry to get a person's expectances all worked up, and then go back on 'em.