Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of expect.

Etymologies

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expect +‎ -est

Examples

  • “What disconsolate wretch art thou, who expectest that the living can answer thee from the habitations of the dead?”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Now, if thou expectest a fine description of this young woman, Alan

    Redgauntlet

  • I am for peace myself; yet I tell thee, wicked king, although thou come unto my city, thou shalt not get so easily what thou expectest.

    The Heracleidae

  • “Fie upon thee!” she cried, “Do I not use to take from thee entire rolls of costly stuff, and give thee a greater profit than thou expectest, and send thee the money?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But to my narrative: for I suppose thou expectest all particulars from me, since Mowbray has informed thee that I have been collecting them.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Thy servant is not to return without a letter, he tells me; and that thou expectest him back in the morning.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And therefore, if thou wilt grant me one small request, which I am earnestly to crave at thy hands, thou shalt heare (without any failing) before to morrow at night, the sentence of thy free absolution, whereas now thou expectest nothing but death; whereunto Aldobrandino thus answered.

    The Decameron

  • Wife, if inward contrition be answerable to thy outward seeming sorrow, then I make no doubt, but faithfully thou dost acknowledge thine owne evill dooing: for which, if thou expectest pardon of me; determine then to fulfill effectually, such a busines as I must enjoyne, and thou performe.

    The Decameron

  • Let the way and means of accomplishing what thou expectest by the promise be in themselves never so weak, yet know that, from God's choosing of them to that end, they shall be filled with virtue and efficacy to the accomplishment of it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Takshaka replied, 'O best of regenerate ones, even I will give thee more than what thou expectest from that king.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

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