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of, showing, or expressing .
Historical Examples

“It’s pretty wild out there evidently,” Hamilton said anticipatorily.
The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler


1660s, from anticipate + -ory.


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    . 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.

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