noun, plural ex·pect·an·cies.
Origin of expectancy
Can be confusedexpectancy expectation
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