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ek spek tay shuhn

  • n  belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  • n  anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
  • n  the feeling that something is about to happen
  • n  the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

  • While Ernest concedes that attendance is "a little behind" expectations, Disney is sticking to its target of 5.
  • Saying expectations were low for today's meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would fall into the category of gross .
  • In an extraordinary new book, photographer Dawoud Bey photographs and talks with American teenagers, creating a diverse group portrait of a generation that defies our expectations.
News & Articles

  • The Force not always with Star Wars
    Since I expressed displeasure last month with Star Wars and the cultural expectation that we know and care all about it, I've received a steady stream of letters offering critiques of my viewpoint, although "critique" may be too delicate a word for some of the sentiments expressed therein.        
    June 12, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • Campbell working to gain Titans' trust
    The Titans pumped up Tommie Campbell at this time last year, setting an expectation that he could well start opposite Jason McCourty or at least be an outside cornerback in the nickel package. But when the season rolled around, he was nowhere to be found unless you were watching him on special teams. A year later, he’s drawing raves in the spring again. They seem to have more heft this time ...
    June 12, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
  • BioDelivery Maintains Expectation To File BUNAVAIL NDA In Mid-summer 2013
    BioDelivery Maintains Expectation To File BUNAVAIL NDA In Mid-summer 2013
    June 10, 2013 - Nasdaq

  • Glen Taylor in USA Today
    Kevin has assembled the players on this team, and believes in their talent and skill level,Taylor said. "It is my expectation that Kevin will be able to get the most out of our team and our players in his new role as head coach."
  • Barack Obama in USA Today
    My expectation is that when you look back on these years you will look back and see a time when we put a stop against discrimination ...... whether in the office or the battlefield,Obama said.
  • Ray Nagin in guardian.co.uk
    Our citizens are weary and tired and have spent a lot of money evacuating from Gustav,said Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans. "My expectation this time is it will be very difficult to move the kind of numbers out of this city that we...

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