Currently, China is in second place, but by 2014 it is expected to surpass Japan.
I make peace as best as an infantryman can be expected to do under the circumstances and leave for my favorite bar.
Two more volunteers are expected to begin the course next month.
The rest of the liberal Democrats on the panel voted against it, as expected.
More should have been expected from the teenager who wore a shirt emblazoned with “Killer” at his sentencing.
I had laid my plans carefully, and I had expected to reap a nice harvest.
And were you as unhappy as you expected to be during this visit?
If it has not accomplished all that was expected, the reasons are well known to the army.
From what we had heard, we expected to find you in the city.
She had expected to see a man, reserved almost to the point of austerity.
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.