n attente f
in expectation of dans l'attente de, en prévision de
in the expectation that pour le cas où
→ I was watched in the expectation that I would fail.
→ They erected a marquee in the expectation that it would rain.
against to all expectation, contrary to all expectation contre toute attente, contrairement à ce qu'on attendait
→ Contrary to general expectation, he announced that they had given their approval.
my expectation is that ... selon mes prévisions, ...
→ My expectation is that the stock will go as high as $2.50.
(=hopes) espérances fpl
→ Students' expectations were as varied as their expertise.
→ They have great expectations.
to live up to sb's expectations, to come up to sb's expectations se montrer à la hauteur des espérances de qn
→ Stephen Chase had determined to live up to the expectations of the Company.
beyond one's expectations au-delà de ses espérances
→ The plan has succeeded beyond our expectations.