Definition of exspectatio, expectatio
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LNS
exspectātiō, exspectātiōnis
(expectātiō, expectātiōnis)
exspecto
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. an awaiting, expecting, expectation
  2. The object of expectation or longing
Abbreviations
exspectātio (expect-), ōnis, f. id., an awaiting, expecting, expectation (very freq. and class.; in sing. and plur.). With gen. obj.: si spes est exspectatio boni, mali exspectationem esse necesse est metum, Cic. Tusc. 4, 37, 80: harum rerum, id. Rab. Perd. 5, 16: acerbior reliquorum, id. Brut. 76, 266; cf. poenarum, Quint. 12, 1, 7: tanta vel animi vel ingenii tui, ut, etc., Cic. Fam. 2, 1, 2; cf.: sustines non parvam exspectationem imitandae industriae nostrae, id. Off. 3, 2, 6: majorem exspectationem mei faciam quam, etc., id. Ac. 2, 4, 10; cf.: Varronis sermo facit exspectationem Caesaris, id. Att. 3, 15, 3: quotidiana rerum novarum, id. ib. 3, 14, 2: maximi belli, id. Fam. 15, 4, 5: rerum, Caes. B. C. 1, 21 fin.: ejus rei, id. ib. 3, 19, 4: desiderii, Cic. de Or. 1, 47, 205: nostri consilii, Hirt. B. G. 8, 9, 1: audiendi, Cic. de Or. 3, 5, 18 et saep.

—In plur.: crebras exspectationes nobis tui commoves, Cic. Att. 1, 4, 1.

— With de: quantam tu mihi moves exspectationem de sermone Bibuli! Cic. Att. 2, 14, 1: plenus sum exspectatione de Pompeio, id. ib. 3, 14, 1.

— With a rel.-clause: eo me major exspectatio tenet, quibusnam rationibus ea tanta vis comparetur, Cic. de Or. 2, 18, 74.

—In plur.: nunc has exspectationes habemus duas: unam, etc., alteram, etc., Cic. Att. 7, 16, 2.

— Absol.: ne sis in exspectatione, Plaut. Mil. 4, 6, 64: pendeo animi exspectatione Corfiniensi, in qua de salute rei publicae decernitur, Cic. Att. 8, 5, 2: nolo plebem Romanam obscura spe et caeca exspectatione pendere, id. Agr. 2, 25, 66; cf.: omnia spe et exspectatione laudata, id. Or. 30, 107: aliquem in summam exspectationem adducere, id. Tusc. 1, 17, 39: permagnam exspectationem imponere orationi, id. Rep. 1, 23 fin.: M'. Curii causa nuper qua exspectatione defensa est? id. de Or. 1, 39, 180: praeter exspectationem, unexpectedly, id. de Or. 2, 70, 284: supra exspectationem, Quint. 3, 7, 16: exspectatione minor, id. 4, 1, 39: contra exspectationem omnium, Hirt. B. G. 8, 40, 1.

—In plur.: exspectationibus decipiendis, Cic. de Or. 2, 71, 289.

— The object of expectation or longing: gentium, Vulg. Gen. 49, 10: Israel, id. Jer. 17, 13: pistorum laetitia, id. Prov. 10, 28.
 
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