Awaited



to wait for; expect; look for:
He is still awaiting an answer.
to be in store for; be imminent:
A pleasant surprise awaits her in today’s mail.
Obsolete. to lie in wait for.
to wait, as in expectation.
Contemporary Examples

For the past four years, Ebrahimi has awaited execution by hanging for her crime.
Iran to Hang Abused Child Bride Nina Strochlic June 19, 2014

He calmed jittery nerves and organized training classes, giving al Qaeda refugees something to do while they awaited transit.
9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Finally on Trial at Guantanamo Terry McDermott May 3, 2012

He committed suicide in an Alaskan jail as he awaited trial.
A Satanic Killer of 100 People? More Like One, Cops Think Michael Daly February 19, 2014

As he awaited his court date on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Parker was laying very low.
Partying All the Way to Jail Peter Davis December 20, 2009

I was hooked, addicted to what I understood to be real life, a life that awaited me outside my yeshiva walls.
Confessions of a 90210 Addict Taffy Brodesser-Akner March 7, 2010

Historical Examples

Battalion, stand at—— after which they awaited with feverish nervousness the word of command.
The Duel A. I. Kuprin

This explosion of the doctor’s meant that he invited and awaited some contradiction.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

It had come,—all that he had awaited,—fate, or something else.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864 Various

I awaited the arrival of the party, which should reach here this morning.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

A close carriage, with an aged coachman on the box, awaited them.
The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth

verb
(transitive) to wait for; expect
(transitive) to be in store for
(intransitive) to wait, esp with expectation
(transitive) (obsolete) to wait for in order to ambush
v.

early 13c., awaiten, from Old North French awaitier (Old French agaitier) “to lie in wait for, watch, observe,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + waitier “to watch” (see wait (v.)). Originally especially with a hostile sense. Related: Awaited; awaiting.

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