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It goes back to that series of great expectations, the Jim Palmer syndrome.

He avoided disclosure because he told police he was Herbert Pocket, his character in Great Expectations.

Excerpted from Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, published by Hyperion, copyright 2013.

Do we abandon David Copperfield or Great Expectations and grow up to live in the novels of Anthony Trollope?

“We had great expectations that they were going to save the Janesville plant,” Conway said.

He was always a bundle of possibilities and great expectations, which he has even now only begun to realize.

In spite of the losses and humiliations of the war, great expectations were formed from the new scheme.

Dickens, till Great Expectations at least, never achieved and I believe never attempted it.

You will have no objection, I dare say, to your great expectations being encumbered with that easy condition.

So imperfect was this realization of the first of my great expectations, that I looked in dismay at Mr. Wemmick.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to great expectations, such as: bright outlook, bullishness, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, hopefulness, and optimism.

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