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  • adj. Characterized by anticipation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Forecasting; of the nature of anticipation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, manifesting, or expressing anticipation; anticipative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in anticipation


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  • Perkins asked, crossing his legs at the knee, his expression anticipatory, respectful, his pen poised over his clipboard.

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  • They asked us to put on a two-day seminar in Capitol Hill in '75, excuse me, on what we called anticipatory democracy.

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  • It is the hope of the Nonesuch Press that this announcement will cause the blood of many true collectors to tingle in anticipatory possession …

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  • I really must stop living one whole extra life in anticipatory fantasy, on top of my actual life which is altogether more ordinary.

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  • These seemingly conflicting feelings of hope, fear, detachment, and love are normal and are known as anticipatory grief.

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  • The group met this week to discuss tactics for calming athletes and distracting them from what Stephen Sands , the team leader, calls "anticipatory anxiety."

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  • On an even deeper level, you need to watch your child with a level of anticipation experts call it anticipatory guidance, where you learn to see potential problems before they happen and steer your child to something else—kind of like keeping a soccer ball in play.

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  • Then there's what Abrahamson calls the anticipatory screw-up.

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  • Ahmad was standing in a way I could only describe as anticipatory, shoulders at one angle, hips at another.


  • It could be used as a lesson starter, sometimes called the anticipatory set.

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