Definition of 'anticipatory'
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Curiously, there was an anticipatory quality to her voice -- as though she had thrown a conversational bone. THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)Tina let something show, something which brought to the back of Deirdre's neck an anticipatory prickling. DEATH OF A NYMPH (2003)I stared, with anticipatory pleasure, at the envelopes in my over-flowing in-tray. RESCUING ROSE (2003)
I'm tempted to write him a fan letter care of the magazine," Lisa said, an anticipatory lilt in her voice. LASTING TREASURES (2003)
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Used Occasionally. anticipatory is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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