await await  /ə ˈweɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) look forward to the probable occurrence of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. More than 2,000 Marines from Camp Lejeune have arrived in the Adriatic Sea, and now await adecision by the Clinton Administration on whether to send them into Bosnia.
  2. Gay couples in Iowa await a December 9 State Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
  3. His doctors told him in January that his kidneys were failing, but he chose not to endure dialysis and moved into a Washington hospice to await death.

News

  1. Residents anxiously await answers in Ind. slayings

    Anxious residents are still awaiting answers more than a month after four people were found dead in an Indiana home.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WLKY Louisville

  2. Is Phil Jackson Trolling the Lakers?

    COMMENTARY | Numerous challenges await the Los Angeles Lakers as they enter into the unknown next season.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Businesses await relief as Japan OKs reform plan

    Businesses await relief as Japan OKs reform plan Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:39 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 At a weekend meeting of the Group of Eight industrial countries, Abe plans to explain his growth strategy to fellow leaders and perhaps seek to calm the wild ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Quotes

  1. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said in a statement he was "very sorry to hear that Sen. Kennedy has taken ill and, like millions of Americans, Cindy and I anxiously await word of his condition."
    on May 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNN

  2. "Danny is one of the pillars of our sound and has played beside me as a great friend for more than 40 years," Springsteen said in a statement. "We all eagerly await his healthy and speedy return."
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Bruce Springsteen Source: Reuters

  3. "As we await President Bush's final State of the Union address Monday night we know one thing for sure: that cherished faith in America has been greatly diminished, and with it, our ability to respond to the critical challenges that threaten our...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: Guardian Unlimited

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