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1 to believe in the future occurrence of (something)
  • members of the sect are confidently awaiting the imminent end of the world

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2 to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • crowds had been awaiting in the streets for hours

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The first known use of await was in the 13th century

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“Await.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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