Origin of expectant
Examples from the Web for expectant
Those feelings are due, in part, to the notion that if an expectant mom is super vigilant, she can control her pregnancy.Medicine Bedevils Pregnant Women With Too Many Warnings About Risk|Lenore Skanazy|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By his own admission to reporters, Acevedo plowed into the cab carrying the expectant couple and then fled the scene.Hit-and-Run Driver Julio Acevedo Talks, Suggests 50 Cent Connection|Michael Daly|March 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thankfully (or perhaps not, for some expectant theatergoers), the play steers clear of nudity and anything too explicit.
Expectant moms are advised to avoid alcohol, and dads often go along for the ride these days.
Picture that energized and expectant crowd in the March on Washington at the feet of Lincoln.March on Washington Anniversary: a Lesson for Change|Hedrick Smith|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the carriage the talk was unceasing—talk of home, of expectant friends, of Christmas meetings and festivities.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Gordon woke happy and expectant, but by break he had begun to feel a little shivery, and at lunch-time he was done to the world.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
Not only religion but every other good thing has assumed that attitude of expectant curiosity.Humanly Speaking|Samuel McChord Crothers
On the appointed day, the river banks were thronged by an expectant crowd.
In a moment every seat was silently filled by the women and children, and the men, stolid but expectant, lined the wall.In Happy Valley|John Fox
British Dictionary definitions for expectant
Word Origin and History for expectant
late 14c., from Old French expectant or directly from Latin expectantem/exspectantem (nominative expectans/exspectans), present participle of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly. As a noun, from 1620s.