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expectant

Obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
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But it was in an expectant state, for the air was full of rumors of a new duel.
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
His face became more expectant and tense as he tried to analyze and identify the impression.
the hackneyed phrases expressed precisely the curious sensation), he felt happy and anxious and expectant.
All were silent, expectant of what was to follow, for this was dearly only a prelude.
Did the English reader ever hear before of the beautifully dressed doll which came once a month [139] from Paris to Soho to teach an expectant world of fashion how to dress itself?
We all stood silent and expectant, our eyes glued upon the towering summit above us.
But Michael was long in giving over his search for Steward, and, running the mountain trails or scrambling and sliding down into the deep canyons, was ever expectant and ready for Steward to step forth before him, or to pick up the unmistakable scent that would lead him to him.
A motley phantasmagoria presents itself before him, which he describes in a few satirical touches, yet without expressing his opinion openly: he tells the people enough to set them all thinking and guessing; but in order to hurt nobody, he wraps his witty oracular judgments in a transparent veil, or rather in a lurid thundercloud, shooting forth bright sparks of wit, that they may fall in the powder-magazine of the expectant audience.
Mr Trumbull was a robust man, a good subject for trying the expectant theory upon-- watching the course of an interesting disease when left as much as possible to itself, so that the stages might be noted for future guidance; and from the air with which he described his sensations Lydgate surmised that he would like to be taken into his medical man's confidence, and be represented as a partner in his own cure.
His legs trembled a little, his vision was confused, his mind became blankly expectant.
Meg colored behind the brake, but asked no questions and looked across the river with the same expectant expression which Mr.