The master of it) anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small.
Strange words, indeed, were those which now fell on her attentive ears, many of them far outside the bounds of her limited vocabulary; yet, stranger still, she soon began to grasp their meaning intuitively, and her quick native perception, keyed high by emergency, led her often to anticipate the physician's wish, and act upon it.
Mr. Lincoln anticipated the question which was about to be put by the group, and, taking his figure of speech from practices with which they were only too familiar, said: ‘Gentlemen, I entered this colt, but he kicked around so I had to withdraw him.”’
Had money never been raised but by anticipation, the course of a few years would have liberated the public revenue, without any other attention of government besides that of not overloading the fund, by charging it with more debt than it could pay within the limited term, and not of anticipating a second time before the expiration of the first anticipation.
He looked at her anticipating her noisy pleasure only to find her eyes downcast, her face disconsolate.
Possibly at home, but of a certainty impossible for handmaid to anticipate intentions of Miss Pross, as to admission or denial of the fact.
Not to be for ever regretting the past, or anticipating the future; but to get the most that you can out of this very instant.
As it chanced, she had been eagerly anticipating a visit to the theatre with Miss Merriman, who was home for a few days between cases; but something about his manner caused her to tell a white lie without hesitation.
They continued giving him doses of the willow powder, but the reporter anticipated no result from it.
He waited, his ready humour anticipating her likely reaction.
Your dream is a dream of impatience; it has anticipated the meeting which is to take place to-day by several hours."
Anticipating events I can say at least one thing: he was atthat moment on the very eve of an attack of brain fever.
Having thus set matters in train I sat down and made an excellent breakfast, anticipating considerable enjoyment from the little comedy I had designed.
She provided: at quarter day or thereabouts if or when purchases had been made by him not for her she showed herself attentive to his necessities, anticipating his desires.
Like your Aunt Gretchen, Mr. Zinsky has social ambitions, and he anticipated no danger at the reception."
Abailard determined to anticipate attack and desired to be heard before an assembly to be held at Sens (1140).
Every hostess anticipates their arrival with pleasure and welcomes them with relief.
As it is not difficult to perceive, from the enlightened state of mankind, that hereditary Governments are verging to their decline, and that Revolutions on the broad basis of national sovereignty and Government by representation, are making their way in Europe, it would be an act of wisdom to anticipate their approach, and produce Revolutions by reason and accommodation, rather than commit them to the issue of convulsions.
"Nothing, for you have anticipated my answer."
It is possible, that, anticipating a ship wreck, this chest has been prepared, so that it might be found again on the coast—”“But the photographic apparatus!”
‘I suppose, sir,’ said I, still desiring to spare my aunt, ‘that it is not the custom here, if an articled clerk were particularly useful, and made himself a perfect master of his profession’—I could not help blushing, this looked so like praising myself—‘I suppose it is not the custom, in the later years of his time, to allow him any—’Mr. Spenlow, by a great effort, just lifted his head far enough out of his cravat to shake it, and answered, anticipating the word ‘salary’:‘No.
Anticipating the joyous welcome that Helga would receive on her return to the Rounds, Toshty insisted that such a special occasion should be shared by Helga and her parents alone.
Their leaders anticipated an easy victory.
This particular case was submitted to the jury late at night, and, although anticipating a favorable verdict, the young attorney spent a sleepless night in anxiety.
Of course we will settle this little matter another time, and if you are the upright, honest man you look, I anticipate very little trouble between us on that score.
The thing is perfectly clear,” he muttered to himself, with a malignant smile anticipating the triumph of his decision. “
Could I have anticipated this treachery?
Bell was never to have another great inventive success, though his speculations and prototypes anticipated fiber-optic transmission, manned flight, sonar, hydrofoil ships, tetrahedral construction, and Montessori education.
He may even have been a sin against Romanticism, this anti-Latin Siegfried: well, Wagner atoned amply for this sin in his old sad days, when--anticipating a taste which has meanwhile passed into politics--he began, with the religious vehemence peculiar to him, to preach, at least, THE WAY TO ROME, if not to walk therein.--That these last words may not be misunderstood, I will call to my aid a few powerful rhymes, which will even betray to less delicate ears what I mean--what I mean COUNTER TO the "last Wagner" and his Parsifal music:-- --Is this our mode?--From German heart came this vexed ululating?
"I dare not anticipate success, and for that very reason, Marian, I speak openly and plainly as I have spoken now.
In order to describe conveniently the changing character of the revolt, I have anticipated the story and must revert to a period when the social and racial influences were already weakening and the military spirit was not yet grown strong.
Even as late as the fifth of December, one year, I saw some dimples on the surface, and thinking it was going to rain hard immediately, the air being full of mist, I made haste to take my place at the oars and row homeward; already the rain seemed rapidly increasing, though I felt none on my cheek, and I anticipated a thorough soaking.
Eager warriors sprang forward to anticipate the shock.
I dare say you will anticipate the shape of my theory; though, for myself, I very soon felt that it fell far short of the truth.
Anticipating the rising of the wind, that very evening, Cassy had been up and opened the garret window.
At present the planet Mars is in conjunction, but with every return to opposition I, for one, anticipate a renewal of their adventure.
However, the ientcio, anticipating your reluctance, does indeed have a name picked out, which will be given to the newborn if you agree.”
I anticipated some such reception, he began with an eldritch laugh, for which, it seems, history is to blame.
But I shall not anticipate the reader with further descriptions ofthis kind, because I reserve them for a greater work, which is nowalmost ready for the press; containing a general description ofthis empire, from its first erection, through along series ofprinces; with a particular account of their wars and politics,laws, learning, and religion; their plants and animals; theirpeculiar manners and customs, with other matters very curious anduseful; my chief design at present being only to relate such eventsand transactions as happened to the public or to myself during aresidence of about nine months in that empire.
A hideous traffic was going on among these nightmare ghouls, whereby illustrious bones were bartered with the calm calculativeness of schoolboys swapping books; and from what was extorted from this centuried dust there was anticipated a power and a wisdom beyond anything which the cosmos had ever seen concentred in one man or group.
Stent and Ogilvy, anticipating some possibilities of a collision, had telegraphed from Horsell to the barracks as soon as the Martians emerged, for the help of a company of soldiers to protect these strange creatures from violence.
But to anticipate is very frequently used in the favorable sense; as, his thoughtful kindness anticipated my wish (i. e., met the wish before it was expressed): or we say, "I was about to accost him when he anticipated me" (by speaking first); or one anticipates a payment (by making it before the time); in neither of these cases could we use forestall or prevent.
The interest with which she thus anticipated the party, was soon afterwards increased, more powerfully than pleasantly, by her hearing that the Miss Steeles were also to be at it.
He repeated and verified his experiments again and again, probably anticipating the opposition he would have to encounter from the profession on making known his discovery.
I anticipated the objection you have just made: and I have again provided myself with independent testimony which will carry its due weight with it in your own mind, and in the minds of your friends.”
Frizinghall, Wednesday, September 26th, 1849.—Dear Mr. Franklin Blake, you will anticipate the sad news I have to tell you, on finding your letter to Ezra Jennings returned to you, unopened, in this enclosure.
The letter is a silent salesman whose function is to anticipate the needs of its customers and offer to supply them.
To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!
"One has to see two or three moves ahead and to anticipate your opponent's moves."
Some were almostfanatically devoted to him, and declared, though not quite aloud, thathe was a saint, that there could be no doubt of it, and, seeing thathis end was near, they anticipated miracles and great glory to themonastery in the immediate future from his relics.