expectantly expectantly


  • (adv) in an expectant manner


  1. Now more than 100,000 people waited expectantly below the balcony.
  2. Fifteen thousand people milled around expectantly.
  3. At Bombay, two ambulances stood chugging expectantly at the station.


  1. The Bear That’s Slept With Every ‘It’ Girl

    Like a selfie taken in front of Indochine’s leafy wallpaper or a geotag at the Maidstone country club in East Hampton, the latest subtle status symbol to sweep the Instaverse is, oddly enough for adults, a dignified teddy bear clad in a bellhop getup. His name is Bo. And he sits expectantly ... More »
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Meet the Tom Hanks Autograph-Seekers Who Gather Outside Lucky Guy

    After every performance of Lucky Guy, swarms of Tom Hanks appreciators—often 300 people, a number eclipsing all other post-show Broadway crowds—gather expectantly. “I have boobs out [to get his attention]. The boobs are always my strategy. They get you anywhere in this world, as long as you utilize them for ... More »
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. "I'm not going to be waiting expectantly to see what happens. I have learned my lesson," Villa told Spanish television station Canal 9.
    on May 18, 2010 By: David Villa Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "I am looking forward expectantly to coming to the USA for this event with Travis and Subaru Rally Team USA. I met the team at the 2007 Wales Rally GB [Great Britain] and was very impressed with the spirit within the team," said Ringer....
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Derek Ringer Source: Motorsport.com

  3. "I realized that all these people were staring at me expectantly," Graham says.
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Paul Graham Source: USA Today

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