EXPECT; look -for, - out for, - forward to; hope for, anticipate; have in -prospect, - contemplation; keep in view; contemplate, promise oneself; not wonder at or if [See Wonder].
WAIT FOR, tarry for, lie in wait for, watch for, bargain for; keep a -good, - sharp -lookout for; await; stand at attention, abide, mark time, bide ones time, watch.
prick up ones ears, hold ones breath.
FORESEE [See Foresight]; prepare for [See Preparation]; forestall (be early) [See Earliness]; count upon (believe in) [See Belief]; think likely (probability) [See Probability]; bargain for; make ones mouth water.
PREDICT, prognosticate, forecast; lead one to expect (predict) [See Prediction]; have in store for (destiny) [See Destiny].
EXPECTANT; expecting &c. v.; in expectation &c. n.; on the watch (vigilant) [See Care]; open-eyed, open-mouthed; agape, gaping, all agog; on tenterhooks, on tiptoe, on the tiptoe of expectation; aux aguets [F.]; ready, prepared, provided for, provisional, provident; curious [See Curiosity]; looking forward to; on the rack.
EXPECTED &c. v.; long expected, foreseen; in prospect &c. n.; prospective, future, forward [com.], coming; in ones eye, in view, on the horizon; impending (destiny) [See Destiny].
EXPECTANTLY; on the watch &c. adj.; in the event of; as a possible contingency; with muscles tense, on edge [colloq.]; with eyes -, with ears -strained; with ears pricked forward; arrectis auribus [L.]; with breathless expectation &c. n., with bated breath.
SOON, shortly, forthwith, anon [archaic], presently; prospectively [See Futurity].