Expected - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspektəd|  American pronunciation of the word expected
Brit.  |ɪkˈspektɪd|  British pronunciation of the word expected
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto expect
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto expect

adjective

- considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

prepared for the expected attack

Examples

The shot hurt more than I expected.

That's just what I expected.

I expected her then, but she arrived the week after.

The movie was something like what I expected.

I expected him to ask where I worked, but the question never came up.

She went to church because her family expected it, but she didn't really believe.

Construction of the bridge turned out to be a bigger job than they had expected.

He asked me to help him when I least expected it.

We're remodeling our house. The whole process is expected to take a few months.

As expected, the election was very close.

It's expected that the new products will be available next month.

Prices are expected to rise.

The expected delivery date is next month.

We expected more from you.

This is not the kind of behavior I expected of you.

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