Synonyms for awaiting

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When Viviette came down for lunch, she found Dick awaiting her in the hall.

Their light is burning dim, and yet darker days are awaiting them in the future.

The kindest attentions of the warmest friendship were awaiting him at Naples.

He had the air of one awaiting good news, in confidence of its coming.

Close to the dwelling, the rest of the little company was awaiting them.

The stout lady's husband was awaiting her; he handed her, in silence, a telegram.

And now he was awaiting the third stroke with an air of perfect tranquillity.

We wondered what new danger there was awaiting us, and we began to feel anxious.

The bases and capitals were still in the rough, awaiting the sculptors.

More than fifty people were awaiting her in the street in a state of ecstasy.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AWAITING

anticipant

adjectiveexpectant
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