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  • What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
    What Dad Expected of Me in the Way Of Amusement 230
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expectable to be expected "differences of opinion are quite expectable given the present information"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

One of the mishaps to be expected One of the mishaps to be expected
Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms
The "Expectant" Costume The "Expectant" Costume

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years
    • expectable To be expected; that may be expected.
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  • Shannon Miller
    Shannon Miller
    “Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.”
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    “When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “We tend to live up to our expectations.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “We tend to get what we expect.”
  • Anne Sophie Swetchine
    “We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.”
  • Brian Tracy
    “We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.”


Meet your expectations - If something doesn't meet your expectations, it means that it wasn't as good as you had thought it was going to be; a disappointment.
What can you expect from a hog but a grunt? - (USA) This means that you can't expect people to behave in a way that is not in their character- a 'hog' is a 'pig', so an unrefined person can't be expected to behave in a refined way.


In literature:

As I held my rod, expecting every moment to get a bite, I heard a low whistling sound coming from the bushes close to me.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
What treatment, after this, could the colonists expect, if they yielded to the dictates of the mother-country?
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
I promised to send it to him, though I didn't expect so soon to have the opportunity.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Suddenly the door opened, the young people expecting to see Miss Deborah enter.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr Ward was not expecting so large a party, but he was not displeased at seeing us.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every moment I expected to find my existence finished by having the point of a sword or a pike run into me.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Course, though, I didn't expect it to last.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I expected to get more money, and to be looked after in Chicago.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
A girl friend was expected on a visit from London.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
We may expect to hear more of him also as the story makes its way.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Thus we could expect that only a very few of those who floated to the last could be saved.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still daily, hourly, does he expect the promised response.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Now, if we make the twa ends meet, it's mair than I expect.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Thus began an intimacy from which the poet probably expected wealth and honors.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In the nursery she stood some little time looking round at the bare walls, and seeming to listen expectantly.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
You might as well have expected me to decipher a Ninevite inscription.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It could not be expected that King John, or any of his successors, would let this pass quietly.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
She had not expected that the answers would be characterized by such assurance, such a matter-of-fact air.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
I expect none here while there is such a stream of travel flowing Northward.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
She had been expecting to see him the whole morning, and all the evening, too, was still expecting him.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

"Look! It is the maid selected
For the sacrifice expected:
By the Gods, how proud and brave
Steps she to her watery grave!"
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
“Quite a stocking,” he laughed,
“Hung up there on a tree!
I didn’t suppose the birds
Expected a present from me!”
"Kriss Kringle" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I cannot weep; I cannot pray—
Why grow so pale, and turn away?
Do you expect to hold me fast
By pretty legends in the past?
""I Love You, But A Sense Of Pain"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Their passage lies across the brink
Of many a threat'ning wave;
The world expects to see them sink,
But Jesus lives to save.
"Paul's Voyage" by John Newton
Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in thee.
"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" by Charles Wesley
The good and fruitful ground,
Expect not here nor there;
O'er hill and dale, by plots, 'tis found;
Go forth, then, everywhere.
"The Field of the World" by James Montgomery

In news:

The dropping life expectancies have helped weigh down the United States in international life expectancy rankings, particularly for women.
Demographers keep expecting a slowdown in rising life expectancies that has yet to occur.
Ahlstrom's sales volume development during the remainder of the year is expected to be weaker than the company had earlier estimated due to lower than expected demand in key markets the company said.
I expected it in Brooklyn, and even in California, but I never expected hip, stereotype shattering librarians to finally arrive in Minnesota, even if they're not really librarians.
Heat wave 2012 was expected to peak Saturday, with cooler temperatures – by as much as 15 degrees – expected early in the week.
Expect patchy fog until 9 am, and then a sunny day Thursday in Birmingham, but expect the fog to return Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
In King County, turnout is expected to crest 50 percent, although the low expectations reflect the lack of major races on the ballot.
Expecting the Miami Dolphins to beat the Houston Texans, a Super Bowl contender, in the season opener was like expecting the nerdy kid in the neighborhood to beat up the block's bully.
Expecting presidential candidates to be candid with voters is such a quaint idea you'd expect to find it on Pinterest.
Expectations and Timelines One of the key topics I talked about last time was setting realistic expectations with your users and management.
"What to Expect When You're Expecting": Humanity's Horror.
Darby Borough officials said Monday night they did not expect the creek there to flood because less rain fell than was expected.
Sure, I never expected it to be a masterpiece, but I at least expected it to have a pulse of some sort.
Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation's overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over two decades.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort operators expect an on-time opening this year as predictions of a warm, dry El Niño year are giving away to expectations of a more average year, albeit somewhat drier than last year.

In science:

We expect the range of applicability of the form (18) to be limited at both sides: for very small distances R, discretization effects are observed, whereas for large distances finite-size effects modify the expected behavior, i.e., higher-order terms neglected in Eq. (18).
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
This property together with the condition µ(Cj ) ≤ ε imply that the product whose expected value we have to estimate contains at least one factor whose expected value is less than 2εµ(Cj ).
An estimate about multiple stochastic integrals with respect to a normalized empirical measure
Note that using such a criterion, we can define a system size dependent temperature scale below which the thermal expectation values are indistinguishable from GS expectation values: βGS = 2nmax−1 ± 2nmax−2 and as shown in the inset of Fig.8, we obtain for this quantity a FS scaling of the form ln βGS ∼ √L for W = 0.6.
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
E is the expectation. (We could consider as well the maximal expected value of eω (φ, f ); this would only change the constants in our results.) The cost of an algorithm φ in the randomized setting is measured by a number of subroutine calls needed to compute an approximation.
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
X has independent increments so that the expectation factors into a product.) The first expectation is clearly less than or equal to 1.
Intermittency in a catalytic random medium
X over the time intervals [s, s + κ3/2 ] and [s − κ3/2, s] are independent in order to replace the expectation over the single random walk X by an expectation over the two independent random walks X, Y .
Intermittency in a catalytic random medium
Firstly, note that, due to the use of the randomized matrix, there is a double expectation for Y on the RHS of the inequality, as opposed to the single expectation in the deterministic case.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Note that as the expected value of random matrix ˜A is used for estimation in RAN-GD, and the random matrix used in experiments has expected value A (refer Equation 19) used in DET-GD, the condition numbers for two methods are equal.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Due to the dominated convergence theorem, the first expectation on the r.h.s. goes to 0, while the second expectation is bounded due to (67).
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
An, Ps, S ) = sup where Eω is the expectation over the probability space Ω, and Eq is the expectation with respect to distribution of the quantum algorithm outcomes.
Complexity of multivariate Feynman-Kac path integration in randomized and quantum settings
The other direction is obvious, since the expected number of bits that A′ reads is at most δ n.) Thus, for symmetric functions, estimates on δ are equivalent to estimates on the expected number of bits that need to be read.
Balanced Boolean functions that can be evaluated so that every input bit is unlikely to be read
The expected amount of time of intersection is the expected number of intersections for two discrete time walks.
Scaling limits of the uniform spanning tree and loop-erased random walk on finite graphs
For a random graph on n vertices where the edges appear with individual rates, we give exact formulas for the expected time at which the number of components has gone down to k and the expected length of the corresponding minimal spanning forest.
Exact expectations for random graphs and assignments
Thus, the measured Rs at 4.2 K is a bit smaller than expected from the sum of the expected BCS Rs and measured R0 .
Niobium Quarter-Wave Resonator Development for The Rare Isotope Accelerator
For instance, we do not even know the expected number of vertices for an M ∈ T3 (n), much less whether we should expect M to be irreducible or hyperbolic.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds