NOTE: Includes the idea of waiting or looking foward in anticipation.
A few setbacks along the way were only to be expected.
I expect to see them soon.
The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow.
I'm expecting a visit from them any day now.
She's expecting a promotion soon.
We expect an apology.
I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed.
Do you honestly expect us to believe such nonsense?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4
They expect you to abide by their rules.
I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons.
Aren't we expecting too much of these children?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: Used in progressive tenses only.
She is expecting her third in July.
We are expecting again.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 5