Part of speech: noun

The act of looking confidently for something future; expectancy.

Part of speech: noun

Something expected; a hopeful prospect, as of wealth; often plural.

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Usage examples "expectation":

  1. " The expectation and agitation grew more intense," her Majesty wrote in her diary. - "Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II", Sarah Tytler.
  2. The atmosphere at once became tense with expectation. - "Ruggles of Red Gap", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. There were some young Men I think I told you of who were going to the Settlement: they have changed their minds, and I am disappointed in my expectation of sending Letters by them. - "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.