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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a state of expectation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a state of expectation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With expectation.


expecting +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • She turned and looked expectingly at Ron, who cleared his throat and said in a thick voice, “yeah … thanks Dobby.”

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • She turned and looked expectingly at Ron, who cleared his throat and said in a thick voice, -yeah ... thanks Dobby.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  • He saw no reason to stay his confidences, and the Cornal was waiting expectingly on him.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • Apparently however he had forgotten completely his gun, which lay faithfully and expectingly in his two noble hands.

    The Enormous Room

  • But when you have found out what the will of God is, seek for His help, and seek it earnestly, perseveringly, patiently, believingly, and expectingly: and you will surely, in His own time and way, obtain it.

    George Müller of Bristol And His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God

  • Then he thought, as he picked up the knife again, how small an amount of food would suffice to keep these two alive for a few days longer, and surely a sail _must_ come in sight at last; they had waited for it, expectingly, so long!

    The Island Queen

  • I did not appear in the street, as I would not give any countenance to such a wrong; but an English lady, my friend, told me they seemed to look expectingly for the strong party of friends they had always pretended to have within the walls.

    At Home And Abroad Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe

  • Gern Leonhard is not one of the many at Midem who are looking expectingly to ISPs to reduce piracy and usher in prosperity through controlled services.


  • And 't was this of which I was thinking when I spoke expectingly of a court-martial. "

    Janice Meredith


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