ANTICIPATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANTICIPATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence
Classic Sentence: (112 in 8 pages)
1  I enjoyed this scene, and yet my enjoyment was embittered both by the memory of the past and the anticipation of the future.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
2  It was sharply different from the West where an evening was hurried from phase to phase toward its close in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
3  And with this pleasing anticipation, she sat down to reconsider the past, recall the words and endeavour to comprehend all the feelings of Edward; and, of course, to reflect on her own with discontent.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 40
4  I had but a broken sleep the night before, in anticipation of the pleasure of a whole day with Em'ly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  The men stood round the strong-smelling spirits and salt delicacies, and the discussion of the Russification of Poland between Koznishev, Karenin, and Pestsov died down in anticipation of dinner.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 9
6  Both the guests and the outside public had by now passed through all the phases of anticipation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 3
7  There was only anticipation, the dread and joy of the new and the unknown.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 4
8  For those few seconds he was sure in anticipation that a higher, juster criticism would be uttered by them, by those very visitors whom he had been so despising a moment before.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 11
9  She stood still, feeling more and more conscious of it, and enjoying it in anticipation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 12
10  Everyone edged forward, in anticipation, trying to imagine what the sedate doctor could propose that would be shocking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
11  She laughed nervously in pleasant anticipation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
12  It would be an enormous night reception with palms and an orchestra and all the porches shrouded in canvas, and a collation that made her mouth water in anticipation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
13  As she turned homeward her thoughts shrank in anticipation from the fact that there would be nothing to get up for the next morning.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
14  All the guests moved their lips in anticipation of being called on for their own stunts.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
15  Now, by reason of this timely spinning round the boat upon its axis, its bow, by anticipation, was made to face the whale's head while yet under water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  She waited in eager anticipation for Robert to arrive.
2  The dog drooled in anticipation of his dinner.
3  We look forward to your lecture with eager anticipation.
4  Investors were storing up a lot of cash in anticipation of disaster.
5  A tennis player shows good anticipation by moving quickly into position.
6  A pleasure is sometimes greatest in anticipation.
7  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.
8  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.
9  Please hold your breath in anticipation of that event.
10  The author anticipated the question in a preceding chapter.
11  A relatively firm material can be anticipated.
12  At the time we couldn't have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
13  The Senate plan thus anticipated simplifying the review process characteristic of the categorical grants.
14  Reasoning by analogy, we can come to no other conclusion, unless their advent is anticipated by the arrival of ready-made colonists from the more advanced earth, like ourselves.
15  This is the most anticipated public offering since the dotcom bubble burst four years ago.