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expectant +‎ -ly


expectantly (comparative more expectantly, superlative most expectantly)

  1. In an expectant manner.
    The cat looked expectantly at the mouse.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. [] She looked around expectantly, and recognizing Mrs. Cooke's maid [] Miss Thorn greeted her with a smile which greatly prepossessed us in her favor.