EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Origin of expectant 1350–1400; Middle English
), present participle of
-ant Related forms ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb half-ex·pect·ant, adjective half-ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb non·ex·pect·ant, adjective non·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb o·ver·ex·pect·ant, adjective o·ver·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb pre·ex·pect·ant, noun qua·si-ex·pect·ant, adjective qua·si-ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb un·ex·pect·ant, adjective un·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unexpectantly Historical Examples of unexpectantly Unexpectantly he picked up the sand-encrusted lump and brushed it off.
unexpectantly, the truant arrived, arrived proud and triumphant in the early morning before Hamilton was awake.
The women could see his empty coat-sleeve flutter as he walked slowly and
unexpectantly in that glorious evening light. British Dictionary definitions for unexpectantly adjective expecting, anticipating, or hopeful an expectant glance having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity pregnant an expectant mother noun a person who expects something obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment Derived Forms expectantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unexpectantly adj.
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.
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