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expectancy

noun

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the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence
  • that feeling of optimistic expectancy that fills theatergoers as they wait for the curtain to rise

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The first known use of expectancy was in 1600

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“Expectancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expectancy. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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