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I was four hours under these circumstances, expecting, and indeed wishing, every moment to be my last.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
I was expecting this suggestion to be carried out; but they did nothing of the kind.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The gentleman pauses and smiles with his head inclined, evidently expecting to be addressed in French.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The company, expecting a scene, rose en masse to their feet, while those in the inner room crowded to the front.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
There was no sign of the red roadster behind them, but, for all that, they were expecting trouble on account of the smoke-signals.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
And the boy waited with the new broom in his hand, expecting every moment to see the door opened from the outside.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Dangerfield must have been expecting something to go crossways in Phœnix and had some of his misguided friends watching McKibben.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
You see, the smugglers weren't expecting trouble, and Burke took them by surprise.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Of course you have been expecting to hear that I am engaged to Mr. Gwynne, but I only really made up my mind to-day.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Here he stayed a fortnight, expecting daily to see from his “chambers” the gaiety of a Bohemia of which he had so often heard.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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admonition

WORDS RELATED TO EXPECTING

  • carrying a child
  • expecting
  • gravid
  • pregnant
  • with child
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