Origin of expectation
Examples from the Web for expectation
The loss of this “expectation” game began his decline and ultimate withdrawal from the race.
Their expectation was that her petition to have her passport returned might be honored.Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth|Christopher Dickey|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, there are no cliffhangers, just an expectation from the audience that the blood will flow.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That expectation depends on galaxies merging from smaller chunks, and depleting some of their available star-making fuel.
We've turned on the dime in terms of our expectation for them.
Then, when expectation had reached its utmost point, there was a murmur.Personal Reminiscences in Book Making|R.M. Ballantyne
She was restless, and full of expectation, starting at every sound and every step.The Manxman|Hall Caine
She stroked them and squeezed them and kissed them, and they bore it patiently in the expectation of food.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
How shall the disciple verify his expectation of this final benefit?
They had no expectation of finding the ship unlocked, and wasted no time trying to get it.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
British Dictionary definitions for expectation
- the numerical probability that an event will occur
- another term for expected value
Word Origin and History for expectation
1530s, from Middle French expectation (14c.) or directly from Latin expectationem/exspectationem (nominative expectatio/exspectatio) "anticipation, an awaiting," noun of action from past participle stem of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectations.