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synonyms for expectations

  • assumption
  • chance
  • confidence
  • fear
  • forecast
  • hope
  • intention
  • likelihood
  • notion
  • outlook
  • possibility
  • prediction
  • promise
  • prospect
  • trust
  • view
  • apprehension
  • assurance
  • calculation
  • conjecture
  • design
  • expectancy
  • motive
  • presumption
  • probability
  • reliance
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • suspense
  • looking forward
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antonyms for expectations

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  • disbelief
  • distrust
  • doubt
  • hopelessness
  • impossibility
  • unlikelihood
  • fact
  • knowledge
  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use expectations in a sentence

Railway expectations ran high; immense traffic receipts, sorely needed, ought to have swelled the coffers of the companies.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
But he was studious, diligent, and anxious to avoid repremands and to fulfil the expectations of his parents.
BASTIEN LEPAGEFR. CRASTRE
Great results were prophesied from it at first, but so far it has by no means realised expectations.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Her family—that of the bourgeoisie of Nancy—fooled Castanier about the size of her dowry and her "expectations."
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The saloons, rooms, and internal arrangements corresponded to the high expectations which the sight of the outside raised.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
It seemed printed in letters of gold, and, filled with high yearnings and expectations, I took it home to my beloved Anna.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
Fortune had favoured me far above my expectations, and I saw nought before me but a career of distinction under my new master.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
It now looked as if the drink of milk might materialize, but alas for human expectations!
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
For his own part he did not think it was; it would only lead to expectations which it would be impossible to satisfy.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
I had now my first trial of my Norman horse; he fully answered my expectations, and almost my wishes.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
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