[a]. (當作當然之事而) 期待…,預期…,等待…,預計會有…
Don't expect wonderful results.
I expected the worst.
We are all expecting you.
The scenery was not so fine as we expected.
What time do you expect him home?
I expect him back at six.
We are expecting you in London on Tuesday.
[c]. (視為當然地) 期待[某人]; [對某人]寄予…的期待[of, from]
You are expecting too much of him.
As might be expected of a gentleman, he was as good as his word.
就像紳士應該做的 [不愧為一名紳士] ,他履行了諾言
What more can you expect of [from] him.
I expect to be there this evening.
We expect to arrive at Heathrow Airport at eight.
[e]. 期待…; 期望…,要求<某人><去做…>
I am expecting him to come any moment.
You cannot expect him to do that.
England expects every man to do his duty.
I expect that you will come to our party.
I expect that you will obey.
I expect (that) you have been to Europe.
3 [用進行式] ( (口語)懷孕
She is expecting a baby.
His wife is expecting.
他的妻子 (不久) 要生孩子了
(a) expect sth (from sb/sth) think or believe that sth will happen or that sb/sth will come
預料, 預計, 期待, 盼望（某事物會發生或某人[某事物]會來到）
This is the parcel which we have been expecting (from New York).
I expect (that) I will be back on Sunday.
You would expect that there would be/there to be strong disagreement about this.
You can't expect to learn a foreign language in a week.
We expected him to arrive yesterday.
(b) expect sth (from sb) hope and feel confident that one will receive sth (from sb)
期望, 盼望, 指望（從某人處）得到某事物
I was expecting a present from her, so I was disappointed I didn't receive one.
Don't expect any sympathy from me!
expect sth (from sb) require sth (from sb), esp as a right or duty
The sergeant expects obedience from his men/that his men will obey him/his men to obey him.
I expect you to be punctual.
You will be expected to work on Saturdays.
(not in the continuous tenses 不用於進行時態) (infml 口 esp Brit) suppose (sth); assume
料想為（某事物）; 認為; 猜想
"Who has eaten all the cake?" "Tom, I expect/I expect (that) it was Tom."
"Will you need help?" "I don't expect so. "
"Will he be late?" "I expect so."
(idm 習語) be expecting (a baby/child) (infml euph 口, 婉) be pregnant
I hear Sally's expecting again.