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  • adv. In an expectant manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an expectant manner; with expectation.

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

  • adv. in an expectant manner

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Examples

  • The drizzle had laid the dust and washed clean the roadside grass and bushes; birds called expectantly from fence and thorny thicket, as the sun whitened through the mist above; butterflies, clinging to dewy sprays, opened their brilliant wings in anticipation; swallows and martins were already soaring upward again; a clean, sweet, fragrant vapor rose from earth and shrub.

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  • Even Sookie looked at him expectantly, waiting to see what he will do to Steve Newlin.

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  • Rachel was still looking at me expectantly, still awaiting my answer.

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  • The waitress whips out her notepad and stands expectantly by the side of the table.

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  • Carla, Aaron, and Heather looked at me expectantly.

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  • He looked at her expectantly and it occurred to Ivy that she ought to be frightened.

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  • A contraption beside the typewriter buzzed, and Miss Mary looked over at it expectantly.

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  • The door closed behind us, and they all turned toward me expectantly.

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  • In a minute or two, we were back in the main chapel, everyone staring up at us expectantly.

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  • She closed her eyes for a moment and took a deep breath, while the rest of us waited expectantly.

    Haven

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