This has led to unanticipated and difficult conversations around many dining-room tables.
They can also have unintended and unanticipated consequences.
And in some places, it has worked out—but with unanticipated complications.
Meanwhile, the conservative activist Ralph Reed called it “an unanticipated gift to the Romney campaign.”
Despite years in adult entertainment, this exposure of her private life was unprecedented and unanticipated, says Foster.
But disaster, all unanticipated, came upon them with the sweep of the whirlwind.
The girls grumbled at this unanticipated tightening of the reins.
He had met with unanticipated difficulties in his investigation.
Christmas came, and with it an unanticipated call from Miss.
Once more, important but unanticipated and even unperceived consequences followed.
1530s, "to cause to happen sooner," a back-formation from anticipation, or else from Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from ante "before" (see ante) + capere "to take" (see capable).
Later "to be aware of (something) coming at a future time" (1640s). Used in the sense of "expect, look forward to" since 1749, but anticipate has an element of "prepare for, forestall" that should prevent its being used as a synonym for expect. Related: Anticipated; anticipating.