Expectation in a sentence

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Definition of Expectation

  • The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
  • That which is expected or looked for.
  • The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
  • The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event.
  • The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
  • belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  • the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
  • the feeling that something is about to happen
  • anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

How to use expectation in a sentence. Expectation pronunciation.

Inamorato_, who was equally pleas'd with the expectation he had of his near-approaching Felicity.
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Well, Spark, as a Reward for your excellent Performance, which has been beyond my Expectation, and shew'd you to be a good Womans Man, I will divert you with an Entertainment worth your Seeing.
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After the Disrobed Spark had waited for the space of an hour with great Petience, and longing Expectation, for this Comical Show, and no Body came at him, his Patience was quite tir'd, and therefore knocking with his foot, the Maid of the House came up, of whom he enquired for such a Person, as well as he could, describing me.
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The opening chapters are written with great spirit, and the reader is full of happy expectation.
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Laws, indeed, are fixed in their operation and results as subserving the highest good in the training and the disciplining of the race, giving them hope in their labor and sure expectation of fruit from their toil.
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In this expectation mother has been waiting all day, quite sure that some one would come and supply our need.
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She also repeated a number of passages of Scripture, which clearly justified the expectation of being healed in answer to the prayer of faith.
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The cure exceeded my highest expectations at the time I was cured.
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A remarkable incident, showing how God makes the winds to obey him in obedience to the prayer of his righteous ones, and the expectations of their faith, occurred also in Samuel Hick's life, which is really an astonishing proof of God's supernatural power.
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To the silence of expectation, which had arrested as if by enchantment the steps of all persons scattered over all parts of the city, succeeded a burst of enthusiasm almost indescribable.
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Beatrice had not as yet gained Fanny's co-operation in the commercial scheme now being elaborated; though of far more amiable nature than Mrs. Peachey, she heartily hoped that the girl might be disappointed in her expectations from Mr. Lord's will.
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Pray remember that I have no vast expectations.
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Nor did the assembly answer to her expectation.
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Nancy retreated to her parlour, and stood there in an attitude of joyous expectation.
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It is felt on all sides that to do this a certain fastidious refinement, a delicacy of taste, a correctness of manner and tone, and high academic distinction in addition to the indispensable scholarship and literary reputation, are needed; and men who pretend to these qualifications are constantly looked to with a gentle expectation that presently they will achieve the great feat.
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As for the story that strings the scenes together, though it promised well, with almost every possible element of fictional excitement-buried treasure, and spies, and abductions, and secrets-somehow the result was not wholly up to the expectation thus created.
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By the mere thought, Madame de la Roche-Jugan had persuaded herself that the new turn events were taking might become favorable to the expectations which had become the fixed idea of her life.
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Two large and dazzlingly white swans, watching their mistress eagerly, in expectation of receiving their usual titbits from her hands, swam close to the bank, following her steps as if escorting her.
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It was hopeless to attempt to escape by concealment, so Col. Comba ordered out the band of the 17th Infantry and the good ship fled up the bay, in momentary expectation of a smashing shot from the enemy, to the strains of "There'll be a hot time.
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He intends to go to Portsmouth to meet the Queen this week; which is now the discourse and expectation of the town.
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Examples of Expectation

Example #1
And thus far things went according to their hearts desire.
Example #2
The Day being come of the Old Gentlemans Departure, he got up very Early in the Morning and with all the (seemingly) most endeared Carresses on both sides, he took leave of his Lady.
Example #3
Alsatia_, or any other German Rope-dancer whatever.
Example #4
For having been abroad about some business, and coming home i'th' evening, a young Spark, exceeding Beauish, (with a New Modish Suit of Cloaths on) that had been drinking hard all Day, would need be picking of me up, when I did'nt at all intend it.
Example #5
The Maid pretended an intire Ignorance of the matter, and so whipp'd down Stairs again.
Example #6
I told him I must intreat his Patience for half an hours time, till the Company was Drest, and so went down Stairs; and telling of my Friend how it went, and we being to go half Snips in the Booty, I went off with the things, which I pawn'd for about four Pounds, keeping his Rings to my self, and left my Landlady to manage the rest.