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expectance

noun

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  1. the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence <gave them the painting, with no expectance of anything in return> Synonyms anticipation, contemplation, expectation, expectancy, prospectRelated Words alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving




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