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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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expect
Definition:
eks-pekt', v.t. to wait for: to look forward to as something about to happen: to anticipate: to hope.-- n. ( Shak.) expectation.-- ns. EXPECT'ANCE, EXPECT'ANCY, act or state of expecting: that which is expected: hope.-- adj. EXPECT'ANT, looking or waiting for.-- n. one who expects: one who is looking or waiting for some benefit or office.-- adv. EXPECT'ANTLY.-- ns. EXPECT[= A]' TION, act or state of expecting: prospect of future good: that which is expected: the ground or qualities for anticipating future benefits or excellence: promise: the value of something expected: ( pl.) prospect of fortune or profit by a will; EXPECT[= A]' TION-WEEK, the period between Ascension Day and Whitsunday-- during this time the Apostles continued praying in expectation of the Comforter.-- adj. EXPECT'ATIVE, giving rise to expectation: reversionary.-- n. an expectancy.-- n. EXPECT'ER ( Shak.), one who waits for a person or thing.-- adv. EXPECT'INGLY, in a state of expectation. [ L. exspect[= a]re, -[= a]tum-- ex, out, spect[= a]re, to look, freq. of spec[) e]re, to see.]

Synonyms:

noun
expect
anticipate, ask, bear, carry, gestate, require.
verb
believe strongly; anticipate
apprehend, assume, await, calculate, conjecture, contemplate, count on, divine, envisage, feel, figure, forecast, foreknow, foresee, gather, hope, imagine, look, look for, predict, presume, presuppose, reckon, sense, suppose, surmise, suspect, take, think, trust, understand, bargain for, wait for, bargain on, look forward to, watch for, in the cards, be afraid, hope for, see coming, look ahead to.
body
expect.
cognition
expect.
communication
ask, expect, require.
desire
covet, crave, fancy, grasp, hanker, hunger, itch, long, lust, need, pine, thirst, welcome.
expect
apprehend, assume, await, contemplate, deduce, dread, envisage, envision, forebode, foreknow, foresee, gather, imagine, infer, presume, presuppose, surmise, suspect.
foresee
foretell, prophesy.
hope
aspire, believe, desire, hope, rely, trust, want, yearn, dream of.
intend
aim, choose, consider, endeavor, intend, mean, mind, plan, propose, resolve, scheme, wish.
plan
anticipate, arrange, blueprint, chart, conceive, contrive, coordinate, design, invent, plot, premeditate.
want, wish
call for, demand, exact, require, insist on, rely upon.
Examples of usage:
  1. Do you ever expect to be engaged? – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  2. " Then I will expect you," he said. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  3. I don't see how I could expect to have a chance. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  4. I have got nothing, and I expect nothing. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  5. No. Certainly that would be too much to expect. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr

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