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 Meanings and Examples of EXPECT
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 v.  regard something as likely to happen
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  This I expect very shortly to do.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  If he made a good recovery, he might expect to live another three years, and he looked forward to the peaceful days that he would spend in the corner of the big pasture.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter IX
3  You can't expect it brought to your door in a pail of water," said Mrs. Swithin, "as I remember when we were children, living in a house by the sea.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 2
4  In that case, dear Lanyon, do my errand when it shall be most convenient for you in the course of the day; and once more expect my messenger at midnight.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
5  From Mr. Bounderby I have received every acknowledgment of my social station, and every recognition of my family descent, that I could possibly expect.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
6  But, though both stout of heart, and strong of person, Athelstane had a disposition too inert and unambitious to make the exertions which Cedric seemed to expect from him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
7  Thus prepared to expect adverse circumstances, she had acquired the firmness necessary for acting under them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  I expect little aid from their hand," said Front-de-Boeuf, "unless we were to hurl them from the battlements on the heads of the villains.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  Sharers of Wilfred's dangers and adversity, they remained, as they had a right to expect, the partakers of his more prosperous career.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  Perhaps the man really only meant what he said; that he thought she would expect him to keep away.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
11  'I expect she'll have to be pushed,' said Clifford at last, with an affectation of sang froid.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
12  The human consistency and dignity one has been led to expect from one's fellow-men seem actually nonexistent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
13  I have no doubt she has connived at your desertion of your duties and responsibilities, so do not expect me to show pleasure in seeing her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
14  I expect I'm more coddled than you are.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
15  Should her disposition be really bad," said Sir Thomas, "we must not, for our own children's sake, continue her in the family; but there is no reason to expect so great an evil.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  One would therefore expect to find an attempt to define what debentures are.
17  They do not expect an upturn in the economy until the end of the year.
18  You can't expect to have any friends if you don't make any effort with people.
19  Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you tryand know someone else and expect them to know you.
20  Let's establish the ground rules so that everybody knows what to expect.
21  Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
22  If you are successful, you can expect promotion.
23  With an upward trend in inflation, you expect prices to rise.
24  I'm going to the audition but I don't expect I'll get a part.
25  He's the last person I'd expect to be mixed up in something like this.
26  Visitors can expect to pay about a thousand pounds a day.
27  You can't expect him to be perfect.
28  It is unrealistic to expect these changes to happen overnight.
29  I did not expect the job to be intrinsically rewarding.
30  I expect he'll pass the examination.