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Definitions of expected

  1.   considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; " prepared for the expected attack"
  2.   expected to become or be; in prospect; " potential clients"; " expected income"
  3.   looked forward to as probable
  4.   Looked for; apprehended.
  5.   of Expect

Quotes of expected

  1. I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me, after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there. Yet they did, and their report to the court advises all the changes made that I had proposed. – Nellie Bly
  2. There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience. – Anatole Broyard
  3. We are already expected to be the goodie two shoes. I went through that during my junior high schools where I wasn't allowed to watch television. I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio. – Nick Cannon
  4. Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important. – John Carmack
  5. Things are going very smoothly. As expected there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready. – Laurel Clark
  6. I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else. – Catherine Deneuve
  7. The Capitol was an occasion where you arrive at a sign in the road that says you have arrived at a place you may not have expected to be, but you know how you got here: Next! – Peter Garrett
  8. The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected – William Hall
  9. Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information? – Friedrich August von Hayek
  10. I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain. – King Hussein
  11. Not the first half you might have expected even though the score might suggest that it was. – John Motson
  12. I became so consumed with trying to live up to what the public expected that I lost myself. I don't know of anyone else who can say this. – Victoria Principal
  13. As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries- stroke and trauma- affect more than 2. 2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow. – Allyson Schwartz
  14. Smears are not only to be expected but fought. Honor is to be earned, not bought. – Margaret Chase Smith
  15. We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing. – Aiden Wilson Tozer

Usage examples for expected

  1. “ I never expected to see you." ” – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  2. Why should it be expected of me? ” – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  3. “ " Tisn't to be expected – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  4. “ I rather expected y' would. ” – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  5. When she saw Manlius stop she stopped too, as if she expected something. ” – A Christian But a Roman by Mór Jókai
  6. “ 6554. Is a man expected to do that when he is engaged to fish for you? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. “ I expected this, he said; I knew it would come. ” – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  8. She expected nothing, she wanted nothing. ” – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  9. “ I'd 'a' expected poor old Blutch to do as much for me. ” – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  10. It was just one of the things he might have expected on a day like this. ” – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  11. “ I may be different from what you expected that is all. ” – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  12. “ I guess I've always expected to. ” – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  13. Certainly not to be expected to look well, poor thing. ” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  14. “ " Well, I've never expected much of life. ” – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  15. But not as he expected – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  16. “ I never expected to put in here again." ” – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  17. It was just as he expected – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  18. There they expected to see her face; but when they got down and began to look around for her- she was gone. ” – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  19. That was the way to take them; it was what they had least expected – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  20. It's more than I had expected – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin

Idioms for expected