Origin of expectancy
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By desire, by expectance, by petition, by faithful stewardship.Expositions of Holy Scripture
"No, I didn't," said Annie, obliged by this expectance to say something.
The word which he employs, by its very form, expresses that that expectance is habitual and continuous.Expositions of Holy Scripture</p>
In expectance of two words of you this morning I venture to offer you my best wishes for the future.
Mrs. Munger prompted, with an increase of expectance in her large clear eyes, and of impartiality in her whole face.
- something expected, esp on the basis of a norm or averagehis life expectancy was 30 years
- anticipation; expectation
- the prospect of a future interest or possession, esp in propertyan estate in expectancy
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Word Origin and History for expectance
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