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And Cyrus is speaking of cavalry there, and anticipates the result.

Who or what is the "I" that remembers and the "I" that anticipates?

Indeed, he has not time; for Helen Armstrong anticipates him.

We looked forward to her visits as one anticipates with delight a ray of sunshine.

The Feudal System anticipates, and Mr. Bascom did not wait for a telegram.

He is immortal, and anticipates, hopes for, or dreads a resurrection.

“Which is why he anticipates coming home so much,” added Janet.

As in many other psalms, he anticipates the answers to his prayers, and in ver.

When he is bound for a supper party, he anticipates a “glut of pleasure.”

Experimentation not only anticipates, but strives to make good an anticipation.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "to cause to happen sooner," a back-formation from anticipation, or else from Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from ante "before" (see ante) + capere "to take" (see capable).

Later "to be aware of (something) coming at a future time" (1640s). Used in the sense of "expect, look forward to" since 1749, but anticipate has an element of "prepare for, forestall" that should prevent its being used as a synonym for expect. Related: Anticipated; anticipating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.