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"Nobody but you and me," Burke declared, all agog with anticipation of victory at last.

But he was beginning to drink with pleasure, with anticipation, with hope.

This was at a moment when all England was in arms, in anticipation of an invasion from France.

By anticipation their bosoms swelled with gratitude, and their hearts dilated into praise.

Both the experience and the anticipation of it were emotionally exciting.

For the past year he had lived only in anticipation of this happy future.

The man nodded and moistened the end of his pencil in anticipation.

Her whole solicitude was in her anticipation of what he would do about it.

But even now the time has not arrived when the anticipation of Plato can be realized.

The Timaeus also contains an anticipation of the stoical life according to nature.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin anticipationem (nominative anticipatio) "preconception, preconceived notion," noun of action from past participle stem of anticipare "take care of ahead of time" (see anticipate). Meaning "action of looking forward to" is from 1809.

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