1.1(anticipation)in expectation of victory — previendo la victoria
- in the expectation of reforming him — con la esperanza de reformarlo
- to have every/little expectation of sth — tener muchas/pocas esperanzas de algo
- there was an atmosphere of great expectation — había un ambiente de gran expectación
1.2(preconceived idea)expectativa femininethe plan succeeded beyond all expectation(s) — el éxito del plan superó con creces todas las expectativas
- contrary to all expectations — contra todo pronóstico
- the performance came up to/fell short of our expectation(s) — la actuación estuvo/no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperábamos
- the general expectation is that he'll resign — se cree que va a dimitir
- she didn't live up to her father's expectations — defraudó las esperanzas / expectativas de su padre
- her bourgeois expectations — sus aspiraciones burguesas
- It is our expectation that the government will increase tuition fees.
- We tend to pay our taxes in the expectation that it will be utilized for the betterment of the world we live in.
- There is an expectation that parents will not be able to cope without external support from a raft of experts and professionals.
- On the New Year, many people wear new outfits with the expectation that the coming year will bring them prosperity.
- There was an expectation that interest rates might go down, but certainly not up.
- Simply to build as many houses as possible in the expectation that prices will fall significantly in the near future will not solve the problem.
- Investors also sold shares in the expectation that demand for steel may slow in line with falling auto production.
- This created an expectation that the war would be long, ferocious and severe.
- Worse still is the expectation that conditions are certain to deteriorate in the coming weeks.
- To date it has announced that 1,600 jobs are to be axed but there is an expectation that more will follow.
- There is an expectation that there will be a reduction in staff numbers in the UK.
- Most Australians have grown up with an expectation that a hard day's work will reap its rewards.
- You sit down and have an expectation that you are going to receive good visual information.
- The judge said none of the detainees had a reasonable expectation of privacy during the tribunals.
- They may simply sit tight in the expectation that the club's growth will continue and the value of their stake will rise further.
- With this belief comes the expectation that a booming economy will beget social progress.
- As a result, most have insured against compensation claims in the expectation that legal problems will become more frequent.
- A homeowner who plants a mango tree does so with the expectation that mangoes will be reaped.
- Society gives you the expectation that once your children have left home, it's ‘your time’.
- Why should the police have a higher expectation of privacy than anyone else?
2expectations plural(de heredar) (of inheritance) expectativas feminine(de ascenso) (of promotion) expectativas feminine
- The book will help anyone with ‘expectations’, modest or exceptional, avoid potential pitfalls.
- Then you must know that I have a devilish rich uncle in the East Indies, Sir Oliver Surface, from whom I have the greatest expectations.
- O yes: I have what are called expectations!
- Adopting the language of restitution leads to the return of unjust enrichment, while estoppel enables the son to receive his expectations.
- It's insanity to worry about some heir's expectations.