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expect

(Anticipate), verb await, bargain for, be certain, be confident, be prepared, calculate upon, count on, have in prospect, look for, look forward to, plan on, prepare for, provide for, reckon on, sperare, wait for, watch for
Associated concepts: contingent expectancy, expectancy of heir, expectant estate, expectant interest, expectant right, life expectancy

expect

(Consider probable), verb apprehend, assume, believe, conclude, conjecture, consider likely, divine, fancy, forecast, foresee, gather, guess, have a hunch, have a presentiment, imagine, infer, judge, predict, prognosticate, prophesy, regard likely, suppose, suspect, think, think likely
See also: intend, plan, presume, presuppose, trust
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Crimsworth intimated to me that they were bringing the gig round to the door, and that in five minutes he should expect me to be ready to go down with him to X .
And you, sir, because you have shown me something of the same affection which in my wildest dreams of home I had no right to expect.
I did not expect to see you in England quite so soon, Captain Francis," Trent said.
Now he could expect a beating as fearful as any he had received from Beauty Smith.
My one desire before we part--how can I expect you to remain here, after what has happened?
I am more than glad to see you--the excess," he added, with a light laugh, "being due to the fact that I am going your way, and naturally expect an invitation to ride with you.
What did girls expect of boys, sitting on a bench and tentatively striving to find out what love was?
I expect it was burying so many husbands turned her hair white.
I wasn't prepared--I didn't expect--good heavens, one DOESN'T expect a goddess for a landlady
This evening,--for this evening I expect the murderer.
But you don't expect much from poor human nature-- so don't expect much from me.
But I did not expect to see an envelope lying on top of them.