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ex·pec·tant

 (ĭk-spĕk′tənt)
adj.
1. Having or marked by expectation: an expectant look; an expectant hush.
2. Pregnant: expectant mothers.

ex·pec′tant n.
ex·pec′tant·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.expectantly - in an expectant mannerexpectantly - in an expectant manner; "she looked at him expectantly"
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Translations
بِتَوَقُّع، بِتَرَقُّب
forhåbningsfuldtforventningsfuldtspændt
várakozóan
meî eftirvæntingu

expectantly

[ɪksˈpektəntlɪ] ADVcon expectación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

expectantly

[ɪkˈspɛktəntli] adv [look, listen] → avec l'air d'attendre quelque choseexpectant mother nfuture maman f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

expectantly

adverwartungsvoll; waitgespannt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

expectantly

[ɪksˈpɛktntlɪ] adv (look, listen) → con un'aria d'attesa
the crowds waited expectantly → c'era un'aria di attesa tra la folla
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

expect

(ikˈspekt) verb
1. to think of as likely to happen or come. I'm expecting a letter today; We expect her on tomorrow's train.
2. to think or believe (that something will happen). He expects to be home tomorrow; I expect that he will go; `Will she go too?' `I expect so' / `I don't expect so' / `I expect not.'
3. to require. They expect high wages for their professional work; You are expected to tidy your own room.
4. to suppose or assume. I expect (that) you're tired.
exˈpectancy noun
the state of expecting or hoping. a feeling/look/air of expectancy.
exˈpectant adjective
1. full of hope or expectation. the expectant faces of the audience.
2. expecting (a baby). an expectant mother.
exˈpectantly adverb
ˌexpecˈtation (ekspek-) noun
1. the state of expecting. In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.
2. what is expected. He failed his exam, contrary to expectation(s); Did the concert come up to your expectations?
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References in classic literature ?
Outside of the bulwarks their eager crews with one hand clung to the rail, while one foot was expectantly poised on the gunwale.
Her eyes were smiling expectantly, her downy lip rose and remained lifted in childlike happiness.
The blue lines shifted and changed a trifle and stared expectantly at the silent woods and fields before them.
Then the company seated themselves in chairs and on sofas and looked expectantly at their monarch.
On the pile of railroad ties on the summer eve- ning, he waited expectantly. When the operator re- mained silent and seemed to have changed his mind about talking, he tried to make conversation.
But as he did so, the oarsmen expectantly desisted from rowing; the boat drifted a little towards the ship's stern; so that, as if by magic, the letter suddenly ranged along with Gabriel's eager hand.
A curious contagion of whispering was upon it, and also, when it gathered together at the fountain in the dark, another curious contagion of looking expectantly at the sky in one direction only.
David, who had by this time broken my connection with the head office, crossed to his mother expectantly.
The dog rose to his feet expectantly. The door which led into the apartment was thrown open and hastily slammed to.
Her eyes leaped up to his expectantly, and the color streamed into her cheeks.
Pete, in a white jacket, was behind the bar bending expectantly toward a quiet stranger.
"Hullo, doggie--hullo!" Pollyanna snapped her fingers at the dog and looked expectantly down the path.