of, showing, or expressing .
After weeks of anticipatory gloom, liberals can exhale and smile.
Michael Tomasky on Obamacare’s Reversal of Fortune on the Supreme Court Michael Tomasky June 27, 2012
I suffered years of anticipatory grief, mostly in isolation.
My Mother’s Lifelong Mission—to End Her Life Christine W. Hartmann November 17, 2011
An anticipatory hush settled over the Columbia auditorium, bulbs flashing and cameras clicking.
Yoani Sánchez: It’s Not Easy Being a Cuban Blogger Laura Dimon March 14, 2013
The rest of the group trailed behind with anticipatory grins.
The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
The plainclothesmen looked at each other with anticipatory glee.
The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
The most vivid impressions of Americans have always been anticipatory.
Humanly Speaking Samuel McChord Crothers
Of all the anticipatory mourners, the most demonstrative was the sympathetic widow.
The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
So far our discussion has emphasized the anticipatory character of the conscious stimulus.
Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
“Hopeless is here used in a proleptic or anticipatory way” (Hales).
Select Poems of Thomas Gray Thomas Gray
With an anticipatory smile Stephen seated himself on the great leather divan beside the other boy.
Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
1660s, from anticipate + -ory.
- Anticipatory assimilation
. assimilation in which a following sound has an effect on a preceding one, as in pronouncing have in have to as [haf] /hæf/ (Show IPA) influenced by the voiceless (t) in to.
opposed to the influence and activities of the clergy or the church in secular or public affairs. Contemporary Examples Most ominous of all was the consequence of Northern anticlericalism. David Frum’s Book Club: The Pursuit of Italy David Frum March 16, 2012 adjective opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics […]
of, like, pertaining to, or expressing . adj. also anti-climactic, 1831; see anticlimax + -ic.
a compound anticline, consisting of a series of subordinate anticlines and synclines, the whole having the general contour of an arch. noun (pl) -noria (-ˈnɔːrɪə) a vast elongated anticline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines