Origin of anticipation
Examples from the Web for anticipation
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|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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
He laughed like a schoolboy in anticipation of a prank, and held his scented handkerchief to his nose.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
And, therefore, the larger your anticipation is, the more direct and compendious is your search.The Advancement of Learning|Francis Bacon
She had shrunk in anticipation from the questionings of her own family, now she would be spared these for a while longer.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
Pope's performance was universally preferred, and even Tickell himself yielded by anticipation.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
"No fear about that," replied the boy, whose eyes sparkled with anticipation.Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for anticipation
Word Origin and History for anticipation
late 14c., from Latin anticipationem (nominative anticipatio) "preconception, preconceived notion," noun of action from past participle stem of anticipare "take care of ahead of time" (see anticipate). Meaning "action of looking forward to" is from 1809.