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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

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming.
Michael Stuhlbarg

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

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Anais Nin

The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter - for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
Nikola Tesla
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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
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