look forward

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Verb1.look forward - expect or hope for; "I look to hear from you soon"
await, expect, wait, look - look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
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I shall look forward very much to your return," she added in a whisper.
But I still look forward, Nell, I still look forward, and if I should be forced to leave thee, meanwhile, how have I fitted thee for struggles with the world?
My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement.
There are family reasons, connected with the hateful subject of money, which make me look forward with anything but pleasure to my next interview with my uncle.
We were told this when young, and taught to look forward to it as an event that would certainly take place.
I love Elizabeth and look forward to our union with delight.
To look forward to the gratification of some desire, to the gratification of some passion, love, ambition, hate--hate too indubitably.
In half an hour more, I shall be condemned to a long journey in the company of that horrible creature--with a life to look forward to, in the same house with her, among strangers
In the time to come--when you only remember how kind you once were to me--we may look forward to meeting again.
I look forward to reading to you and writing for you, as some girls look forward to a new dress, or a first ball.
He said: "It's just a good game for us to look forward to.
You can never turn the clock back, you've always got to look forward," said Robinson, who was England head coach between September 2004 and November 2006 after being forwards coach in the 2003 World Cup-winning campaign.