Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective prenominal same as anticipated, 2.

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Examples

  • Beginning perhaps with how she was so far enjoying the Season, and -- because her looked-for departure must depend upon the question!

    Gatlinburg

  • Meanwhile, the much looked-for help the federal government has offered will be available only to those Americans whose governors aren't trying to score political points.

    Karen Nussbaum: Laid Off and Left Out

  • The anxiously looked-for period was at length arrived, which had unveiled the mystery of her birth.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • A looked-for delight which cannot elude the grasp possesses an immense charm for youth; perhaps in their eyes the secret of the attraction of a house of pleasure lies in the certainty of gratification; perhaps many a long fidelity is attributable to the same cause.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Without this storm the balloon would have started already and the looked-for opportunity would not have then presented itself.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The telescope, after having slowly swept the horizon, at last stopped on the looked-for spot, and Cyrus Harding, lowering it, pronounced one word only, — “A vessel!”

    The Mysterious Island

  • Without this storm the balloon would have started already and the looked-for opportunity would not have then presented itself.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The telescope, after having slowly swept the horizon, at last stopped on the looked-for spot, and Cyrus Harding, lowering it, pronounced one word only, — “A vessel!”

    The Mysterious Island

  • The chance was not vouchsafed her; the looked-for juncture never came: it was not likely.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Striking north-west, after leaving our camp, and descending the slope of a mountain, we soon beheld the anxiously looked-for Malagarazi, a narrow but deep stream, flowing through a valley pent in by lofty mountains.

    How I Found Livingstone

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