Definition of Expecting

1. Verb. (present participle of expect) ¹



2. Adjective. Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expecting

1. expect [v] - See also: expect

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expecting

expectation of life
expectational
expectations
expectative
expectative grace
expected
expected date of confinement
expected value
expectedly
expectedness
expectednesses
expecter
expecters
expectest
expecteth
expecting
expectingly
expective
expectorant
expectorants
expectorate
expectorated
expectorates
expectorating
expectoration
expectorations
expectorative
expectoratives
expectorator
expects

Literary usage of Expecting

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"FANNY was right enough in not expecting to hear from Miss Crawford now, at the rapid rate in which their correspondence had begun ; Mary's next letter was ..."

2. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"Expecting to be called, we turned in early. Waking up about midnight, I found a man who had just come down from his watch striking a light. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"AS CAREFUL MERCHANTS DO Expecting STAND From * Britannia's Pastorals' As CAREFUL merchants do expecting stand, After long time and merry gales of wind, ..."

4. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... but is uniting against us, and the Syracusans are expecting and their another army from Peloponnesus, it is time that you the enemy ,. ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1909)
"RANDOLPH TO THE BOARD OF TRADE, Expecting ARREST. Board of Trade, Bermuda, Vol. III. Bermuda: May ye i6* 1699 May it ..."

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