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Roget-categorie 507

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.6. Extension of thought
›› 4.6.2. To the future

#507. Expectation

zelfstandig naamwoord

expectation, expectance, expectancyanticipation, reckoning, calculationforesight etc. 510.
contemplation, prospection, lookoutprospect, perspective, horizon, vistadestiny etc. 152.
suspense, waiting, abeyancecuriosity etc. 455anxious expectation, ardent expectation, eager expectation, breathless expectation, sanguine expectationtorment of Tantalus.
hope etc. 858trust etc. (belief) 484auspices etc. (prediction) 511assurance, confidence, presumption, reliance.


expectlook for, look out for, look forward tohope foranticipatehave in prospect, have in contemplationkeep in viewcontemplate, promise oneselfnot wonder at etc. 870, not wonder if.
wait for, tarry for, lie in wait for, watch for, bargain forkeep a good lookout for, keep a sharp lookout forawaitstand at 'attention'" abide, bide one's time, watch.
foresee etc. 510prepare for etc. 673forestall etc. (be early) 132count upon etc. (believe in) 484think likely etc. (probability) 472.
lead one to expect etc. (predict) 511have in store for etc. (destiny) 152.
prick up one's ears, hold one's breath.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

expectantexpecting etc. v. — in expectation etc. n. — on the watch etc. (vigilant) 459open-eyed, open-mouthed, in wide-eyed anticipationagape, gaping, all agogon tenterhooks, on tiptoe, on the tiptoe of expectationaux aguetsreadycurious etc. 455looking forward to.
expected etc. v. — long expected, foreseenin prospect etc. n. — prospectivein one's eye, in one's view, in the horizon, on the horizon, just over the horizon, just around the corner, around the cornerimpending etc. (destiny) 152.


on the watch etc. adj. — with breathless expectation etc. n. — with bated breath, with rapt anticipationarrectis auribus [Lat.].


we shall seenous verrons [Fr.]expectation whirls me round" [Troilus and Cressida]; the light at the end of the tunnel.

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