awaited


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a·wait

 (ə-wāt′)
v. a·wait·ed, a·wait·ing, a·waits
v.tr.
1.
a. To wait for. See Synonyms at expect.
b. To be kept as ready for: a contract awaiting signature.
2. To be in store for: Death awaits us all.
v.intr.
To be in store: A busy day awaits.

[Middle English awaiten, from Old North French awaitier : a-, on (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + waitier, to watch; see wait.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.awaited - expected hopefully
expected - considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack"
References in classic literature ?
So on they sped and in due course came to the palace itself and awaited audience with the Queen.
She courtesied low to the Queen and awaited permission to speak.
The Siouxes had awaited the issue of the foregoing dialogue with commendable patience.
Then making a gesture of authority, he awaited, until his order had been obeyed, and the youth was released from the post and his bonds, by the same blow of the knife.
Now, more than before, the absolute necessity for escape, in so far as Dejah Thoris was concerned, was impressed upon me, for I was convinced that some horrible fate awaited her at the headquarters of Tal Hajus.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.
What these stuffs did there, it was impossible to say; they awaited, while gratifying the eyes, a destination unknown to their owner himself; in the meantime they filled the place with their golden and silky reflections.
I did not dare follow him there beneath the moonlight, since it best suited my plans not to interrupt his--I wished him to reach his destination unsuspecting, that I might learn just where that destination lay and the business that awaited the night prowler there.
As they drew up beside the ledge upon which Thurid awaited them, he in the bow of the boat arose to step ashore, and then I saw that it was none other than Matai Shang, Father of Therns.
The regiment, unmolested as yet, awaited the moment when the gray shadows of the woods before them should be slashed by the lines of flame.
When he opened them again there was in them a resignation to whatever horrible fate awaited him at the hands of this feared demon of the woods.
Werper, from the concealment of a jutting, granite shoulder, watched him pass up from the shadows of the stairway and advance toward the edge of the hill which faced the rim of the valley where the Waziri awaited the signal of their master.