Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPECTATIONS

Things have turned out contrary to all my expectations, and yet better.

The first appearance of Mr. Montenero more than answered my expectations.

The new firm of Mather & Wilson were successful beyond their expectations.

Only he can be trusted with gifts who can present a face of bronze to expectations.

But it shewed her how reasonable and just my expectations were; and that I was no encroacher.

Had he not fulfilled the expectations with which his father sent him to college?

Meg, at sixteen, had received so little from life that her expectations were of the humblest.

The aftermath, however, does not come up to the expectations of the good Medium.

Their sons, by disappointing their expectations, had dealt them the final blow.

The results have more than justified my expectations—they're astounding.