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expectation

noun

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the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence
  • in expectation of a harsh winter, we budgeted more money than usual for the cost of heating our home

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The first known use of expectation was in 1540

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“Expectation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expectation. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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