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This year's free agency class is light on superstar names after Anthony Davis, who is expected to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a number of high-profile players are reportedly interested in being traded.NBA free agency live updates: The latest moves and news from the offseason|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
His recovery is on track, and he is expected to start throwing in December.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft|Jesse Dougherty|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
If there is no reconciliation, this free agency and trade period could be wilder than expected.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up.|Jerry Brewer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
If the NHL does start in early January, it is expected that players from the AHL would be available for teams during that gap period, if needed.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start|Samantha Pell|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Runners will be expected to cover their faces at the start of the race and whenever they’re grouped with other runners on the course.As the coronavirus tears through rural Maryland, an ultramarathon plans to race on|Rick Maese|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Indeed, every teacher is expected to be a Muslim by birth or conversion.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.
In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frankly, I don't think even Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, and the show's biggest fans expected it to be this good.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He expected European capitalism to evolve spontaneously into a market socialism of worker-owned cooperatives.
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
It is only just to say, that the officers exhibited a degree of courage far beyond any thing we had expected from them.
Of course it is only the hardiest Ferns which can be expected to grow well in the town garden.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Instead of the expected general amnesty, only a few special pardons were granted.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
All night long they expected to hear the roar of the pursuing guns, to find the sabers of the Dragoons flashing over their heads.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for expect
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Derived forms of expectexpectable, adjectiveexpectably, adverb
Word Origin for expect
Idioms and Phrases with expect
see when least expected.