Await

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Definition

to await: to wait for, to expect, to anticipate, to be ready for
verb
To await is generally used in formal contexts.To wait is more common.

Examples

  • "Awaiting further instructions."
  • "I'm sorry, I need to go – my public awaits!"
  • "I await that day with breathless anticipation."
  • "The people of Cheeterland are eagerly awaiting King Cheeter's new laws."
  • "The world awaits the launch of Mile High Airways, the brainchild of UK entrepreneur Sir Rufus Ruthless."
  • "I await a speedy explanation and full apology from you."
  • "Leeson is currently awaiting his trial date, being divorced by his wife, and finalising a million-pound book deal."

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