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Waiting with expectant anticipation.

November 29, 2009

to expect (third-person singular simple present expects, present participle expecting, simple past and past participle expected)

4. (obsolete) To wait for; to await.

  • Let’s in, and there expect their coming. Shakespeare

to anticipate (third-person singular simple present anticipates, present participle anticipating, simple past and past participle anticipated)

4. to eagerly wait for (something)

  • Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.

(en.wiktionary.org)

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