expected expected  /ɪk ˈspɛk təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

Usage(s):

  1. A record number of Americans are expected to pull the lever long before November 4.
  2. By the end of February, the White House is expected to double the sum on bin Laden's head, to $50 million, acting on legislation passed in November by Congress.
  3. Primary expected to give Warren a solid 70.

News

  1. Temperatures expected to reach the 90s today

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Temperatures are expected to climb in the 90s today for the Charlotte region. If the area reaches the 90s it will be the first time this year, according to the First Warn Storm Team. "The Charlotte region has a good chance of seeing temperatures in  the 90s later this afternoon," forecaster Larry Sprinkle said. "There's a small chance of rain or a storm for some in the viewing ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  2. Crews expected to resume search for missing person at Lake Lillononah

    Crews are expected to resume the search for a reported missing person at Lake Lillnonah in New Milford Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

  3. Immigration bill expected to overcome early hurdles in the Senate

    The Senate is expected to proceed toward a bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration system Tuesday, overcoming an early hurdle for what is expected to be a monthslong process. The chamber will take up a procedural vote that allows senators to begin voting on amendments to the immigration bill, crafted by the bipartisan Gang [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Ticket via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We can say Germany wasn't as good as we thought they'd be today," Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque said. "But that is due to the excellent performance of our team. Bottom line is we played better than expected."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: Stamford Advocate

  2. "From those to whom much is given, much is expected," Spitzer said. "I have been given much: the love of my family, the faith and trust of the people of New York and the chance to lead this state. I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Now the thing that's going to happen is, the script is going to flip and we're going to be expected to do something, as opposed to being picked last or second-to-last in the East," Skiles said. "And that's good. That's what we want."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Scott Skiles Source: The Associated Press

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