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Affery, anticipating the last movement, was on the staircase.

Much obliged to you for recalling it so accurately and anticipating me.

The pleasure of the next day, the day she had been anticipating, was spoiled already for her.

They are anticipating the Home Rule Bill in their disposal of the land.

"It's all right, dad," he said, anticipating his inevitable question.

Anticipating a spirited fight, he was eager to have a part in it.

"She breathes," said Arsat in a low voice, anticipating the expected question.

I presume that you are not anticipating any immediate trouble, sir?

I was far from anticipating that you would do me so great an honour, madam.

In rendering Mahan Atma by great spirit, however, we are anticipating.

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.

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