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  • Most days I half-expected to hear his voice in my head—asking for forgiveness, asking to meet me after class, chastising me for abandoning my so-called training.

    Haven

  • When the tangle of bodies cleared up, I half-expected Karen to be weeping and ready to leave.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Amlinn did as she was told, but she still half-expected to be arrested by the Priests the moment she set foot in the street.

    The first sentence I wrote today…

  • So expertly was Redknapp's head framed – window fully scrolled down, relaxed in open-necked shirt – that you half-expected him to start plugging a fitness DVD or leaping up to perform his latest single.

    Transfer deadline day's hype is over, long live the quavering hype | Barney Ronay

  • I half-expected to see a gussied up version of "Mutant X" after hearing about plans to produce a show about regular people with extraordinary abilities.

    The Mondays: There Goes My "Heroes"

  • Morrell manages to keep us guessing the whole way through -- as I mentioned earlier, I half-expected the hotel to be haunted.

    Book Review: "Creepers" by David Morrell

  • I half-expected him to wave his arm and a magic fireplace to appear, and then I shook myself.

    Raziel

  • I half-expected one of the angelic gatekeepers to stop me as I went toward the door, but no one seemed to have any time for me, an absolute blessing.

    Raziel

  • He was covered with blood, his eyes dark and glazed, and I half-expected him to yell at me.

    Raziel

  • On Sunday evening , the people who had half-expected Naoto Kan, the prime minister, to join a string of ignominious exits, were watching him make an unusually passionate plea for unity and resilience - the same qualities that had lifted Japan from postwar despair.

    Japanese prime minister calls for unity in country's 'worst crisis since the war'

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