expectation

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[ UK /ɛkspɪktˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  2. the feeling that something is about to happen
  3. the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
  4. anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
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How To Use expectation In A Sentence

  • Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.
  • All this seems to contradict the expectation of the manipulation theorists.
  • In a downward inflation trend, salary expectations lag the decreases in inflation.
  • And that was all my poor cousin got by making his old mistress his new wife — not a drum, not a trumpet, not a fife, not a tabret, nor the expectation of a new joy, to animate him on! Clarissa Harlowe
  • Haven't seen remake, so I think my perceptions of the Wenders flick were relatively uncolored by expectations of what I thought it was ‘supposed to’ be about.
  • The company reported strong profit margins in its fourth quarter results, although revenues were below expectations.
  • Thus the expectations regarding the strength of sexual selection for polygyny, polyandry, and monogamy are fairly simple.
  • Even men who marry commoners are struggling to afford lobola, which has increased with the expectations of parents whose daughters are marrying into the mushrooming black middle class.
  • As the days and games tick by, perhaps they will implode under the pressure of expectation. Times, Sunday Times
  • Expectations, helpfully, could scarcely be lower.
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