Awaiting



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

Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.
Surprise! Halle Berry’s Career Is ‘Extant’ Jason Lynch July 8, 2014

Voters may be awaiting results before they come to a firm conclusion on his premiership, says Rick Nye of pollsters Populus.
David Cameron’s Holiday Boost William Underhill September 1, 2011

The defendant announced, with a blush, that he had just finished up his first semester of college and was awaiting his grades.
From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals Matthew Wolfe July 27, 2013

Because of its loss to Serbia, Germany could be staring at second place in the group and awaiting the United States.
U.S. Wins! Joshua Robinson June 22, 2010

Herman Cain is just awaiting a sign like the one handed down to him in 2011.
Judging by the GOP, God Can’t Pick a Campaign Winner Brandy Zadrozny June 2, 2014

Historical Examples

Dr. Grayle was awaiting her in the corridor, a watchdog, patient and placid.
The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson

When Viviette came down for lunch, she found Dick awaiting her in the hall.
Viviette William J. Locke

Priscilla Mullins, there is John Alden awaiting us in the very spot where we are to work!
A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart

The kindest attentions of the warmest friendship were awaiting him at Naples.
The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey

Mr. Forster went to the room, where with other prisoners, John Smith stood, awaiting his removal in the prison van.
The Coquette’s Victim Charlotte M. Braeme

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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