expectation or hope.
previous notion; slight previous impression.
intuition, foreknowledge, or prescience.
Law. a premature withdrawal or assignment of money from a trust estate.
Music. a tone introduced in advance of its harmony so that it sounds against the preceding chord.
- non·an·tic·i·pa·tion, noun
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How to use anticipation in a sentence
Perhaps in anticipation of this turn, some activists have warned against violence.Violent protests against police brutality in the ’60s and ’90s changed public opinion | German Lopez | August 28, 2020 | Vox
Indeed, Apple’s stock has seen a massive run in the past few months, up roughly 70% this year, and its upcoming 5G launch has some bulls digging their hooves into the ground in anticipation.As Apple stock tops $500, bulls cite these key reasons it could still go higher | Anne Sraders | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
You settle in, feeling a thrill of anticipation in spite of the biblical genre.
The carmaker’s stock has more than quadrupled this year, fueled by a better-than-expected performance in China and growing anticipation that the company will be included in the S&P 500 Index.This investment fund made a bold bet on Tesla in the early days of the pandemic | Bernhard Warner | August 19, 2020 | Fortune
Tesla shares are now up 339% this year, fueled by growing anticipation that the company will be included in the S&P 500 Index.Tesla’s market value roars past consumer giant P&G. Walmart may be next | Verne Kopytoff | August 17, 2020 | Fortune
There was an air of excitement and anticipation in the lobby as showtime approached.I Was Honeydicked Into Spending Christmas with ‘The Interview’ | Allison McNearney | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
First, there was the anticipation and excitement that there was going to be a movie.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline | Kevin Fallon | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In anticipation of the new series, Gail Simone spoke with The Daily Beast via email.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’ | Rich Goldstein | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Vieira dumped his personal Facebook page a few weeks ago, partly in anticipation of more backlash that will come with the show.
In anticipation of 2016 the GOP had better consolidate its goods and reinvent its brand.Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You | Myra Adams | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aunt Ri was looking forward to the rest with great anticipation; she was heartily tired of being on the move.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Each word was a caress, each syllable alive with interest, sympathy, excited anticipation.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The columns advanced cautiously towards the town in anticipation of a fierce resistance and, it was hoped, a fight to the finish.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Although the gratuity has been frequently calculated in anticipation, you fail in making the mutual reminiscences agreeable.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Bruce, however, had resolutely restricted himself to the tactics of defence; but the anticipation was a natural one enough.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for anticipation
the act of anticipating; expectation, premonition, or foresight
the act of taking or dealing with funds before they are legally available or due
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