I had no idea what to expect when we walked into that living room.
Does Clinton expect us to separate them and send the child back across the border alone?
Ex-Scientologists speak out on what Katie Holmes can expect from the church as she tries to divorce Tom Cruise.
The big differences I'd expect to see are on Supreme Court justices, and to a lesser extent, on implementing ObamaCare.
Can we expect less violence altogether or merely less outrageous acts of violence?
Somehow it does not seem that we are getting on as we have been led to expect.
Now tell me just what you expect a woman in my position to do.
"They must expect a delegation of their own friends," guessed Marjorie.
Can we expect that this will be suddenly and permanently altered?
What did you expect to be, or dream of being, when you were a boy?
1550s, "wait, defer action," from Latin expectare/exspectare "await, look out for, desire, hope," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + spectare "to look," frequentative of specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)).
Figurative sense of "anticipate, look forward to" developed in Latin, attested in English from c.1600. Used since 1817 as a euphemism for "be pregnant." Related: Expected; expecting.