await

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  • verb

Synonyms for await

be in store for

Synonyms

  • be in store for
  • wait for
  • be ready for
  • lie in wait for
  • be in readiness for

Synonyms for await

Synonyms for await

look forward to the probable occurrence of

References in classic literature ?
Pearson's wan countenance grew paler, for many a visit of persecution had taught him what to dread; the old man, on the other hand, stood up erect, and his glance was firm as that of the tried soldier who awaits his enemy.
Woe, woe, woe, at the judgment, when all the persecuted and all the slain in this bloody land, and the father, the mother, and the child, shall await them in a day that they cannot escape
I am sorry that you cannot go with us, for if he goes high enough my death will be much easier than that which probably awaits you.
I mean to say, sir, that the judge who is to examine you to-morrow has inquired to-day for the room in which you are confined, and, on being told that you are occupying the cell of Mynheer Cornelius de Witt, laughed in a very strange and very disagreeable manner, which makes me fear that no good awaits you.
And now that we know what they are like there is no difficulty in tracing out the sort of life which awaits either of them.
As a matter of justice I must warn you that we only await one of these two excuses for ridding ourselves of so great a responsibility.
In this promptly-formed fortress, they await the assault of the enemy, and are enabled to set large bands of Indians at defiance.
For hours and hours during the warmest part of the day I lay upon my mat, and while those around me were nearly all dozing away in careless ease, I remained awake, gloomily pondering over the fate which it appeared now idle for me to resist, when I thought of the loved friends who were thousands and thousands of miles from the savage island in which I was held a captive, when I reflected that my dreadful fate would for ever be concealed from them, and that with hope deferred they might continue to await my return long after my inanimate form had blended with the dust of the valley--I could not repress a shudder of anguish.
They had heard of the frigate Phoebe and the Isaac Todd being on the high seas, and were on their way down to await their arrival.
It seemed hopeless to attempt to follow him here where I could not see my hand before my face, and I was almost on the point of giving up the pursuit and drifting back to the mouth of the river, there to await his return, when a sudden bend showed a faint luminosity ahead.
There they await the onslaught, the inexperienced ones clutching their revolvers and treading on twigs, but the old hands sleeping tranquilly until just before the dawn.
I told him to await us at the cliff-top, and if Dian came alone to do his best to get away with her and take her to Sari, as I thought it quite possible that, in case of detection and pursuit, it might be necessary for me to hold off Hooja's people while Dian made her way alone to where my new friend was to await her.
There he turned, winded, to await the oncoming foe.
I shall await the result of your appeal in fear and trembling.
The Teton himself was content to await the result with seeming composure, though the gleams of ferocity, that played about his eye, occasionally betrayed the nature of those feelings, with which he witnessed a procedure, that was likely to rob him of that one of all his intended victims whom he most hated.