excite expectation

See: promise
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The first voyages of exploration showed that the area's natural resources, above all its furs, were abundant, so abundant as to excite expectation, as a 1781 writer noted, of "large Profits & a Valuable New Commerce" (p.
As it stands, it might excite expectations of a subject dealing with the tension between Rome as place and Rome as idea in European culture.