expectancy

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England was in a condition of great political excitement and expectancy.

Otto and Pussy had taken their seats, full of excitement and expectancy.

All that forenoon, the little house throbbed with a curious sense of expectancy.

It is very sure in expectancy, like the making of matrimonial matches.

There was thus a rather tense air of expectancy when the train pulled in.

And so through Maria Angelina's days ran a fever of expectancy.

So long a period of expectancy had ended by annoying the public.

About the Phipps' home hung now the atmosphere of expectancy.

“Very simple,” said Richling, with an unpleasant look of expectancy.

There was a silence of expectancy, and a turning of heads, a craning of necks.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin expectantia (see expectant) + -ancy.

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