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the condition of looking forward to something, especially with eagerness

something expected

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an expectation

something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

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Before I could answer her she had realized my anticipations.
Miss Dunross wrote the words, and paused in anticipation of the next sentence.
With some money down," I replied, for an uneasy remembrance shot across me of that symmetrical bundle of papers at home; "with some money down, and perhaps some anticipation of my expectations.
They say the captain will never point the ship for the land so long as he has in anticipation a mess of fresh meat.
The invitations were sent out before sunset, and straightway the young folks of the village were thrown into a fever of preparation and pleasurable anticipation.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
I opened this particular letter with all the zest of pleasurable anticipation with which I had opened so many others.
Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour.
By the time they have lounged up and down the promenade of the Equator awhile, they start for the Oriental waters in anticipation of the cool season there, and so evade the other excessive temperature of the year.
Both the guests and the outside public had by now passed through all the phases of anticipation.
When the lad felt fit again the two continued their journey toward the coast, and once more the boy's mind was filled with pleasurable anticipation.
The boy was in the lead, excitement and anticipation carrying him ahead of his companion to whom the attainment of their goal meant only sorrow.
Wherefore the Capitol had been packed with troops in anticipation.
The vision of her little brood looking fresh and dainty and new for once in their lives excited her and made her restless and wakeful with anticipation.
In the past period, several international financial institutions published their anticipations and all have similar conclusion.