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 Meanings and Examples of AWAIT
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await
 v.  look forward to the probable occurrence of
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Reaching town, he was driven direct to his club, where he hoped a note from Miss Bart might await him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  He had instructed his bankers to forward some important business letters to Nice, and at Nice he would quietly await them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
3  In tempestuous times like these, after everything above and aloft has been secured, nothing more can be done but passively to await the issue of the gale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
4  Harper did not appear, however, until after the prisoner, feeling very weak and ill, had been hailed into court and remanded at five hundred dollars' bail to await the result of his victim's injuries.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
5  No exclamation of surprise escaped the father, nor was any question asked, or reply given, for several minutes; each appearing to await the moment when he might speak, without betraying womanish curiosity or childish impatience.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
6  Heyward ventured to hurl the tomahawk he had seized, too ardent to await the moment of closing.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
7  They shrank back and crouched as if compelled to await a flood.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
8  He paused in piteous anxiety to await his friend's reply.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  As it drew towards the appointed hour, he went outside into the garden and mounted the tan-heap to await the raven.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE RAVEN
10  I only await one thing before following your advice; that is, a minister who will hold office for six months.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
11  Well, they have gone to fetch her, no doubt, from Madame de Morcerf's; I will await her return, and beg her to come up here.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
12  I do not say that I await with pleasure his decision, but I do await it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
13  'Adieu, my lord,' murmured my mother, determining quietly to await the approach of death.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
14  On enquiry we found that the constable was in bed, and we were shown into a little front parlour to await his coming.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
15  "Leave your horses below and we will await you here," the Elder answered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  I shall await your answer to my letter with eagerness.
2  A specific leukotriene receptor antagonist awaits development.
3  He is in custody awaiting trial.
4  She is awaiting trial on corruption charges.
5  Several men are awaiting trial for robbery.
6  He's awaiting trial, which is expected to begin early next year.
7  Murphy sat in a prison cell awaiting trial.
8  Your car is awaiting collection at our garage.
9  I stayed in that night awaiting her summons.
10  Surgical waiting lists were reduced by the simple expedient of striking off all patients awaiting varicose vein operations.
11  He's anxiously awaiting his test results.
12  Deserted by her big sisters and her friends, the forlorn child sat sadly on the steps awaiting their return.
13  It is too premature to make any detailed assessment on the situation of the Corinthians Arena as we are still awaiting the technical report to be able to evaluate the scale of the damage.
14  He awaited the signal to start.
15  She spoke of the celestial joys that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.