verb (used with object)
Origin of expect
Synonyms for expect
Examples from the Web for expectedly
Contemporary Examples of expectedly
The whole altercation is fairly adorable and the Internet is expectedly obsessed with it.An Old People’s Guide to Jay-Z
December 5, 2012
Historical Examples of expectedly
Here in this rich alluvial plain population might, expectedly, be dense at a very early period.
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Word Origin for expect
1550s, "wait, defer action," from Latin expectare/exspectare "await, look out for, desire, hope," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + spectare "to look," frequentative of specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)).
Figurative sense of "anticipate, look forward to" developed in Latin, attested in English from c.1600. Used since 1817 as a euphemism for "be pregnant." Related: Expected; expecting.
see when least expected.