What is expected?

  • (adj): Looked forward to as probable.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "expected":

  • (adj): Expected to become or be; in prospect.
    Example: "Expected income"
    Synonyms: likely, potential
  • (adj): Considered likely or probable to happen or arrive.
    Example: "Prepared for the expected attack"

Famous quotes containing the word expected:

    Ancient history has an air of antiquity. It should be more modern. It is written as if the specator should be thinking of the backside of the picture on the wall, or as if the author expected that the dead would be his readers, and wished to detail to them their own experience.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I believe that all women of working ages and physical capacity, regardless of income, should be expected to earn their livings either in or out of the home. Until this attitude prevails I believe the position of women will be uncertain and undignified, in spite of poetic rhapsodies to the contrary.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    There were ghosts that returned to earth to hear his phrases,
    As he sat there reading, aloud, the great blue tabulae.
    They were those from the wilderness of stars that had expected more.
    There were those that returned to hear him read from the poem of life,
    Of the pans above the stove, the pots on the table, the tulips among them.
    They were those that would have wept to step barefoot into reality....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)