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.
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.