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as in eager
having or showing signs of eagerly awaiting something expectant crowds gathered at the spot where the President was scheduled to make an appearance

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as in pregnant
containing unborn young within the body a medication that should not be taken by expectant women without permission from their doctors

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“Expectant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expectant. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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