Instead of the expectable back yard, Marie Louise was startled to see a noble landscape leap into view.
Does not this process involve invention, in cases where the93 possible occasions are not of the ordinary and expectable kind?
I wish to show this to be expected as in our case, and expectable previously to it.
Difficulties in Scripture were expectable for many reasons; I can only touch a few.
These all-cotton Chincha specimens have none of the expectable features.
1550s, "wait, defer action," from Latin expectare/exspectare "await, look out for, desire, hope," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + spectare "to look," frequentative of specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)).
Figurative sense of "anticipate, look forward to" developed in Latin, attested in English from c.1600. Used since 1817 as a euphemism for "be pregnant." Related: Expected; expecting.