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Expectations, reasonable or unrealistic, remain so even if we impose them on ourselves.

No law or even revolution in police tactics can fully curb the rising expectations that come with a wired world.

You are converging two events that are freighted with expectations, essentially doubling your risk of disaster.

Expectations need to be realistic; recovery from TBIs is never an easy road, and permanent, life-changing adjustments happen.

The administration is, however, keeping expectations for enrollment numbers comparatively modest this time around.

Railway expectations ran high; immense traffic receipts, sorely needed, ought to have swelled the coffers of the companies.

But he was studious, diligent, and anxious to avoid repremands and to fulfil the expectations of his parents.

Great results were prophesied from it at first, but so far it has by no means realised expectations.

Her family—that of the bourgeoisie of Nancy—fooled Castanier about the size of her dowry and her "expectations."

The saloons, rooms, and internal arrangements corresponded to the high expectations which the sight of the outside raised.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expectations, such as: prospect, confidence, trust, outlook, possibility, and prediction.

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