[ UK /ɛkspˈɛktəntli/ ]
  1. in an expectant manner
    she looked at him expectantly
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How To Use expectantly In A Sentence

  • The watchman looked at me expectantly so of course I had to say how nice it was and also donate five rupees.
  • Almost expectantly, he tried to press a button that would apparently shut off one of the propellers and send the boat careening violently off to the left.
  • I looked expectantly at the speedo, thinking the sheer luxury of the vehicle was masking the sensation of speed and acceleration that must surely be happening all around it.
  • Russell watched expectantly while I changed into the clothes I had placed in the side pocket of the pack: thick jeans, a thermal undershirt, the flannel overshirt with the rip in the elbow that Kira had mended for me twice already.
  • His form slowly turned and he looked at Jessica expectantly, she ran to him, through the mud, soaking her skirts and wetting her hair, then she held him.
  • The music started up again and Helda and Sileda both stared up at William expectantly, batting their eyelashes.
  • He smiled at his wife before diving into the cool water, surfacing and glancing at Emily expectantly.
  • At this instant she beckoned to the bramin, who was previously seated, expectantly, in a corner of the garden. Arabian nights. English
  • Then we ran down the Illyrian coast and, with oars at full speed, sail bellying with a powerful southwester, rounded the Italian peninsula with a strong wind for Sicilia and the Tyrrhenian Sea, where we ran into a small flotilla of black-sailed ships expectantly lying in wait for us. The Skrayling Tree
  • Dexter looked up expectantly, a loop of ash dangling from the end of the cigarette he had lit in her absence.
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