ANTICIPATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANTICIPATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
Classic Sentence: (112 in 8 pages)
1  But here I anticipate a little, for I was not a Finch, and could not be, according to the sacred laws of the society, until I came of age.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXIV
2  My dear, we will not anticipate the decrees of fortune.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
3  'You anticipate, sir,' said Mr. Chillip, his eyelids getting quite red with the unwonted stimulus in which he was indulging.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
4  He, so manly a man, never opposed her, had indeed, with her, no will of his own, and was anxious, it seemed, for nothing but to anticipate her wishes.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 8
5  Pleasure not known beforehand is half wasted; to anticipate it is to double it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
6  I kept Miss Harrison in it all day so that he might not anticipate us.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
7  I did not anticipate that you would yourself make use of this empty house and this convenient front window.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  I dare say you will anticipate the shape of my theory; though, for myself, I very soon felt that it fell far short of the truth.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
9  Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  She had also to anticipate how her visit would pass, the quiet tenor of their usual employments, the vexatious interruptions of Mr. Collins, and the gaieties of their intercourse with Rosings.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 28
11  You can well afford to indulge their passing whims as long as their business is to anticipate all your desires.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
12  I did not anticipate this, and did not even approve of it.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
13  Arina and I, of course, did not anticipate this.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
14  The diplomatists think that their disagreements are the cause of this fresh pressure of natural forces; they anticipate war between their sovereigns; the position seems to them insoluble.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
15  It seemed to her that they wanted to revenge the past, and not to anticipate the future.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  He must anticipate the maneuvers of the other lawyers and beat them at their own game.
2  We anticipate great pleasure from our visit to London.
3  We anticipate that demand is likely to increase.
4  We don't anticipate any major problems.
5  I don't anticipate it being a problem.
6  We need someone who can anticipate and respond to changes in the fashion industry.
7  We anticipate that sales will rise next year.
8  She waited in eager anticipation for Robert to arrive.
9  The dog drooled in anticipation of his dinner.
10  We look forward to your lecture with eager anticipation.
11  Investors were storing up a lot of cash in anticipation of disaster.
12  A tennis player shows good anticipation by moving quickly into position.
13  A pleasure is sometimes greatest in anticipation.
14  As anticipation builds for the birth of Chelsea Clinton's first child with her husband Marc Mezvinsky, people are abuzz with speculation (and unsolicited advice) about the name.
15  He was supposed to be marking off yardage in anticipation of his caddying duties for the 69th United States Women's Open, which will get underway on Thursday.