Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 507. Expectation.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section VI. Extension of Thought
2. To the Future
507. Expectation.
NOUN:EXPECTATION, expectance, expectancy; anticipation, contingency, contingent, reckoning, calculation; foresight [See Foresight]; contemplation, prospection.
  PROSPECT, lookout [chiefly Eng.], perspective, horizon, vista; destiny [See Destiny]; futures [stock exchange].
  SUSPENSE, waiting, abeyance; curiosity [See Curiosity]; anxious -, ardent -, eager -, breathless -, sanguine- expectation; torment of Tantalus.
  ASSURANCE, confidence, presumption, reliance; hope [See Hope]; trust (belief) [See Belief]; prognosis [med.], prognostic, prognostication; auspices (prediction) [See Prediction].
VERB: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 one’s time, watch.
  prick up one’s ears, hold one’s 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 one’s mouth water.
  PREDICT, prognosticate, forecast; lead one to expect (predict) [See Prediction]; have in store for (destiny) [See Destiny].
ADJECTIVE: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 one’s eye, in view, on the horizon; impending (destiny) [See Destiny].
ADVERB: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].
  1. We shall see.
  2. Nous verrons.
  3. Expectation whirls me round.—Troilus and Cressida



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