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n.1.Absence of expectation; want of foresight.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Until now, stroke has been regarded as a special traumatic event, with characteristics of unexpectation, uncontrollability, and potential life threat.
The attitude Mary (Polly) Bunting, then dean of Douglass College (a women's college), came to call the "culture of unexpectation" was pervasive: male policy makers did not bat a single scientific eyelash at reports, for example, that students in the top ten percent of their high school classes who did not go on to higher education were ninety percent female.
Engineering schools practiced active exclusion, not simple "unexpectation." In multiple instances, Bix finds, just the idea of admitting women immediately troubled men, because they believed that would lower the standards of their institutions.