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The team set off without any expectation of success.
His associate had given the information in expectation of a reduced penalty.
Contrary to her expectations, Caroline found the show very entertaining.
The rise in inflation is broadly in line with expectations.
Mark and Susie went into marriage with very different expectations.
The two teachers have different expectations of their students.
The success of the product has exceeded all our expectations.
The team has performed beyond all expectations.
parents with high expectations of their children
We had heard so much about the restaurant, but it did not live up to our expectations.
This is the British English definition of expectation. View American English definition of expectation.