Definition of 'expectation'
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One obvious explanation is that their expectations are far too high. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Two artworks captured the expectations of the time. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He might have been but a few thousand held their breath in hope rather than expectation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But one or two very big names have had problems adapting to the expectations and the way of playing. The Sun (2016)The employer will also have its own assessments to make sure each apprentice is meeting expectations in the workplace. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It can soon become apparent that the individual is having difficulty meeting the expectations set out in the new position. The Sun (2016)But the more you express your expectations early, the more likely a relationship is to last. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A similar proportion had positive expectations about it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are also parallels with Great Expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2017)January is always a time of great expectations and of massive disappointments. The Sun (2014) Success breeds expectation and expectation breeds stress. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are certain cultural expectations that can get in the way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their expectations went far beyond what was being provided. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)What are your expectations with regards to cleaning the flat? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This season he feels much more comfortable about what our expectations are. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was a general expectation that a surprise runner might emerge from the pack. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The small group should manifest an attitude of expectation. Christianity Today (2000)The general expectation is that future settlements will be far lower than in the past five years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nobody has unrealistic expectations the second time around. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And then you have to meet their musical expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What looms is hope rather than expectation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She suspects that she got it because she had no expectations of success. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The pressure and expectations only get to you if you let them. The Sun (2006)The club have performed far above expectations. The Sun (2015)How does this information change your expectations regarding the future price of gasoline? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Some of our expectations about the speed of recovery of our emotions are totally unrealistic. Know Your Own Mind (1991)This is one of those lines that makes you nod your head in the expectation that something profound has been said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In my view this is partly down to the way that our expectations have changed in line with the modern economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You get a sense of thrill, expectation and anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Early expectation is that the road will remain closed for all of Sunday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I do feel the great expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One more barrier to the general expectation of a duel for the Gold Cup was removed yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The right combination of personalities, and establishing clear expectations in the early stages, are key. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'expectation'
British English: expectation NOUN
Your expectations are your strong hopes or beliefs that something will happen.
Students' expectations were as varied as their expertise.
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