Our other nominees all flourished by anticipating the hard ones.
Already there have been indications not everyone is anticipating the film with open arms.
The United States, anticipating a post-Afghanistan war era, is turning its attention to Asia in a so-called “Pacific Pivot.”
They've been doing a lot of praying," Amendola said, "anticipating the possibility that Jerry may not come home.
And as if anticipating what was coming next, the witness looked on the verge of tears.
I tried, however, to show it in other ways, by the attentions I paid him and by anticipating his every wish.
What did God make you and me capable of anticipating the future for?
anticipating a speedy entrance, Matthews warmed to his task.
She had been anticipating successive days of hard study and recitations.
Releasing Shaynon, he stepped back warily, anticipating nothing less than an instant and disgraceful brawl.
1530s, "to cause to happen sooner," a back-formation from anticipation, or else from Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from ante "before" (see ante) + capere "to take" (see capable).
Later "to be aware of (something) coming at a future time" (1640s). Used in the sense of "expect, look forward to" since 1749, but anticipate has an element of "prepare for, forestall" that should prevent its being used as a synonym for expect. Related: Anticipated; anticipating.