- to wait, as in expectation.
Origin of await
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1. See expect.
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Examples from the Web for await
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
They are being held in a prison in Sicily and await judicial action.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta
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They will be subjected to inquisition, and will await resurrection in the grave like any normal Muslim.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!
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The officers warned my cowering Oma (grandma) what might await the cousin if she ever did return.Survived Hitler, Returned to Germany
May 25, 2014
And now, they await a potential appeals process while continuing to chip away at piles of litigation.France Convicts Rwanda Genocidaire
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Now they neared the foot of the shaft where the rest of the party seemed to await them.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Both will afford me encouragement and support in the vicissitudes which yet await me.
But Posthumus will not await the proof for which he has asked.The Man Shakespeare
I stopped, thinking that as good a place as any to await developments.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Having stabled the horses as I was bidden, I came back here to await them.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
- (tr) to wait for; expect
- (tr) to be in store for
- (intr) to wait, esp with expectation
- (tr) obsolete to wait for in order to ambush
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Word Origin and History for await
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