It was possibly in anticipation of his theory that the young effigy called him "father!"
Both the realization and the anticipation are most pleasing.
Besides, the slight put upon poor Betsey had destroyed much of the pleasure of anticipation.
And that is why I apologise in anticipation for a probable lack of proportion in this work.
He eyed me sardonically for a moment, as if enjoying in anticipation the pleasure of compelling me against my will.
They brought on his face only the light of hope and anticipation or the shadow of disappointment.
So far all was plain sailing, in anticipation; but now came the more complicated part of the arrangement.
He shook and snickered with anticipation of the glory of it.
In anticipation of the further inquiry, What proof is there of an absolute of this nature?
"She'll say I've married 'er, and it's my duty to stay by 'er," was his anticipation of his wife's attitude.
anticipation 1540s, from L. anticipationem (nom. anticipatio), noun of action from anticipatus, pp. of anticipare (see anticipate). Meaning "action of looking forward to" is from 1809.