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Definition of Expect

Expect

  1. To wait for; to await.
  2. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
  3. To wait; to stay.
  4. Expectation.

Expect Quotations

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. - Alfred A. Montapert
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Joseph Joubert

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
Henri Nouwen

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
Ellen DeGeneres

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Eileen Caddy
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Expect Translations

expect in Afrikaans is wag, wag vir, verwag
expect in Dutch is te wachten staan, wachten, afhalen
expect in Finnish is odottaa
expect in German is erwarten, erwarten, entgegensehen
expect in Italian is attendere, fare i conti
expect in Latin is exspecto
expect in Norwegian is forvente, anta
expect in Portuguese is espere, esperar