Definition of expect :
2. To look for ( mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause ( with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
3. To wait for; to await.
4. To wait; to stay.
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expect (part of speech: verb)
foresee (part of speech: verb)
desire (part of speech: verb)
hope (part of speech: verb)
plan (part of speech: verb)
intend (part of speech: verb)
- No, but I expect him. - "Three Comedies", Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp.
- By the way, don't expect much of your uncle. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- You are just as I was- only I didn't expect anything. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.