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Synonyms for expectation

the condition of looking forward to something, especially with eagerness

something expected

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belief about (or mental picture of) the future

anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

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the feeling that something is about to happen

the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

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That person is the person from whom you derive your expectations, and the secret is solely held by that person and by me.
You must know that, although I have used the term "expectations" more than once, you are not endowed with expectations only.
The affrighted Catherine, amidst all the terrors of expectation, as she listened to this account, could not but rejoice in the kind caution with which Henry had saved her from the necessity of a conscientious rejection, by engaging her faith before he mentioned the subject; and as he proceeded to give the particulars, and explain the motives of his father's conduct, her feelings soon hardened into even a triumphant delight.
Fred felt that he made a wretched figure as a fellow who bragged about expectations from a queer old miser like Featherstone, and went to beg for certificates at his bidding.
His dull expectation of the usual disagreeable routine with an aged patient--who can hardly believe that medicine would not "set him up" if the doctor were only clever enough--added to his general disbelief in Middlemarch charms, made a doubly effective background to this vision of Rosamond, whom old Featherstone made haste ostentatiously to introduce as his niece, though he had never thought it worth while to speak of Mary Garth in that light.
There are, if I am not mistaken, at least three different kinds of belief-feeling, which we may call respectively memory, expectation and bare assent.
The believing is a specific feeling or sensation or complex of sensations, different from expectation or bare assent in a way that makes the belief refer to the past; the reference to the past lies in the belief-feeling, not in the content believed.
On Professor Bumper's face there was, plainly to be seen, a look of expectation, and it seemed to be shared by Mr.
I had no expectation of seeing him, and we were both surprised when we met on the express.
In seasons of cheerfulness, no temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself.
Wragge; and believe me, in anxious expectation of hearing from you again,
All he can do is to inform his captain of what is going on so that he may try to remedy it by a counter-mine, and then stand his ground in fear and expectation of the moment when he will fly up to the clouds without wings and descend into the deep against his will.
recognise the bow which, in fact, he had not seen; and to bring about a recognition by this means that the expectation A would recognise the bow is false inference.
If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes.
A pleasant feeling of excitement and an expectation of something joyful and solemn was aroused among the soldiers of the convoy and the prisoners.