noun, plural ex·pect·an·cies.
- expectation of life,
- expectation sunday,
- expectation week
Origin of expectancy
Examples from the Web for expectancy
The ever recurrent fever of expectancy assailed Martin as he took the bundle of long envelopes.Martin Eden|Jack London
Expectancy was rife to the effect that co-operation from the sea was to assist in driving the Germans from the Belgian coast.
The restaurants seemed shining with the eagerness of expectancy.Cape of Storms|Percival Pollard
Confused cries arose, altercations and strange shouts; then a hush of expectancy, of fear, seemed to possess the boat crews.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
After such an exciting demonstration we awaited the next move with some expectancy.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson