expectant


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expectant

Obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
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For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass
He would turn to Uncle Salters with an expectant smile.
I lost my caution and said, "Be quiet," so sharply as to startle myself(and her, too) into expectant stillness.
I don't know," said the pale Bessie, wearily, staring away with her heavy-lidded, grey, and un- expectant glance.
Sir Nathaniel, seeing the expectant look on Adam's face, went on:
The thread of the argument had been rudely broken, and the audience was restless and expectant.
He was clad in an artist's velvet, but with none of an artist's negligence; his hair was heavily shot with grey, but growing thick and healthy; his face was lean, but sanguine and expectant.
Consequently, when the ball ceased to roll and a sepulchral voice croaked the news that eight was the winning number, he fixed on the croupier a gaze that began by being joyful and expectant and ended, the croupier remaining entirely unresponsive, by being wrathful.
I recalled the first bright gleam of welcome which had shone out of those very windows upon our expectant faces on that cold bright night, and which had never paled.
For moments after that awful laugh had ceased reverberating through the rocky room, Tars Tarkas and I stood in tense and expectant silence.
the hackneyed phrases expressed precisely the curious sensation), he felt happy and anxious and expectant.
But Holmes was shaking his head, and his face was puzzled and expectant rather than joyous.