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This explosion of the doctor's meant that he invited and awaited some contradiction.

Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.

I awaited the arrival of the party, which should reach here this morning.

He awaited, in an agony of suspense, the rattle of the musketry.

In my lifetime—in depression and in war—they have awaited our defeat.

She awaited the Extreme Unction, and now God alone could save her.

Until then she had been resigned, she felt so strong and confident as she awaited the miracle.

Was the wonderful event about to take place, the prodigy she awaited?

But the voice from behind the door was not a servant's, nor did it convey the intelligence we all awaited.

I was, indeed, all unprepared for what awaited me here at the Cedars.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., awaiten, from Old North French awaitier (Old French agaitier) "to lie in wait for, watch, observe," from a- "to" (see ad-) + waitier "to watch" (see wait (v.)). Originally especially with a hostile sense. Related: Awaited; awaiting.

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