Was it the little possessive pronoun that sent the sudden thrill through the unexpecting wrist?
I am impressed by the fact that they are an unexpecting people.
The only thing I liked at first to do, was to trace with slow and unexpecting step the narrow margin of the lake.
unexpecting Dakota Joe's act, Wonota was not prepared for her mount's jump.
There was I know not what of stealthy joy about her thus creeping in to the unexpecting land.
The only thing I liked at first to do was to trace with slow and unexpecting step the narrow margin of the lake.
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.