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expectation

US [ˌekspekˈteɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [.ekspek'teɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.期望;预期;期待;希望
  • Web期望值;展望;前程
Plural Form:expectations  
Expectation
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n.
1.
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预料;预期;期待a belief that sth will happen because it is likely
We are confident in our expectation of a full recovery.
我们满怀信心地期待着完全康复。
There was a general expectation that he would win.
普遍认为他会获胜。
The expectation is that property prices will rise.
预计地产价格会上涨。
I applied for the post more in hope than expectation.
我申请这个职位是希望多于期待。
Contrary to expectations , interest rates did not rise.
出乎意料的是利率并未上升。
Against all expectations , she was enjoying herself.
完全没想到她过得非常快活。
2.
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希望;盼望a hope that sth good will happen
She went to college with great expectations.
她满怀希望地进入大学。
There was an air of expectation and great curiosity.
有着一种期待和神秘的气氛。
The results exceeded our expectations.
结果比我们希望的还好。
The numbers attending fell short of expectations.
出席的人数比预期的要少。
The event did not live up to expectations .
这项活动有负众望。
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期望;指望a strong belief about the way sth should happen or how sb should behave
Some parents have unrealistic expectations of their children.
有些父母对孩子的指望不切实际。
Unfortunately the new software has failed to meet expectations .
遗憾的是新软件并不理想。

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