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[ US /ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən, æntɪsəˈpeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /æntˈɪsɪpˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. an expectation
  2. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    each of them had their own anticipations
    an indicator of expectancy in development
  3. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  4. anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
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How To Use anticipation In A Sentence

  • There is growing anticipation that the prime minister will have to resign.
  • He uses the ambiguity of passageways and transitional spaces to construct an esthetic of anticipation.
  • And 'offloaded' him into a Master in anticipation of the great dark knight? The Tao Of Sith
  • I woke up this morning with a knot of excitement and anticipation nestling comfortably in my stomach.
  • Among the dainties was a live pig, which squeaking and grunting in anticipation of its fate, supplied to this orderly procession the absence of a musical band. A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1
  • I wanted to soak up the sense of preparation and anticipation. Times, Sunday Times
  • This led to flirtatious, prolonged seductions and the delicious build-up of anticipation and desire.
  • We look forward to your lecture with eager anticipation.
  • With a 33 km mountain run behind me and a 67 km white-water kayak ahead, I felt pain, dread, exaltation, jubilation, anticipation, fear and joy - give me more emotions.
  • Mystra was flush with anticipation as they dismounted, leading their horses up the steady incline of the road.
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