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Still, the very presence of paramedics at sites where forced entry warrants are to be used could suggest the expectation that someone will be harmed.

From Vox

“This removal was about an IG who in my mind was increasingly falling short of expectations,” he added.

She was a student who would drive up performance and expectations and build community.

One reason for that is unlike in 2000, “these companies actually have revenues and earnings, they’re not just trading on fumes or expectations,” CFRA Research’s Sam Stovall tells Fortune.

From Fortune

Few groups in stock market history have been accorded such great expectations.

From Fortune

The loss of this “expectation” game began his decline and ultimate withdrawal from the race.

I had a couple bluntly tell me that they hated it here, with the silent expectation that I would too.

Their expectation was that her petition to have her passport returned might be honored.

Now, there are no cliffhangers, just an expectation from the audience that the blood will flow.

Every day, I drove from my flat in Mayfair to Abbey Road in joyous expectation of what magic I would be participating in that day.

Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.

He obeyed without remark, though with an unsteady voice, as he uttered communications he knew were so hostile to her expectation.

Upon such expectation, Allcraft stood—upon such props suffered his aching soul to rest.

I knew this was a city of noble and beautiful structures, but the reality surpasses my expectation.

This expectation of high dividends, I need hardly say, has not been realised, and the Act in this respect has been a dead letter.


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expectation, such as: assumption, chance, confidence, fear, forecast, and hope.

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