from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not expectant; not expecting, looking for, or eagerly waiting for something.


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  • Mocha runs to the bathroom and hops in the shower, startling the unexpectant person relaxing in the bath.

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  • On the other side, another cross would come in and it would find an unexpectant Promise Isaac.

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  • He gave one rapid glance at his brother, but Adam was evidently quite outside the current of emotion that had shaken Dinah: he wore his everyday look of unexpectant calm.

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  • In thought, she was merciless to herself, when, on waking, the second morning, she looked with unexpectant eyes over the day that lay before her.

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  • The face of the prosecuting attorney was also worn, bored, and unexpectant.


  • They walked through the streets with their weapons slung muzzle-down and their expressions closed off in a manner I recognized from the faces of other front-line peacekeepers — not battle-hardened or numb but stoic and stubbornly unexpectant.

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  • I started the trip to see the real French Army in the most open but unexpectant frame of mind.

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  • Then again his shrill childish wailings arose, startling the unexpectant night, and piercing the forest depths, even to the ears of two great panthers which had set forth to seek their meat from God.

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  • Hardly were the words out of his mouth when the train pulled up with a jerk that sent Senior and Grim flying forward into the unexpectant arms of the dozing Dick and Gus Todd.

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  • At this most interesting point of the conversation the door of the punt-house was violently slammed to, and Gus was propelled forward clean into the punt and received hurriedly into the unexpectant arms of Burnt

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