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await

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Etymology

From Middle English awaiten, from Old North French awaitier, "to lie in wait for, watch, observe", originally especially with a hostile sense; itself from a- "to" + waitier "to watch."

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
await

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A waiting for; ambush; heed; watch; watching.

Verb

Infinitive
to await

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to await (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to wait for.
    I await your reply to my letter.
  2. (transitive) To wait on, serve, or attend (to).
  3. (transitive) To expect.
  4. (transitive) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
    Glorious rewards await the good in heaven, eternal suffering awaits mortal sinners in hell.
  5. (intransitive) To watch.
  6. (intransitive) To wait (on or upon).
  7. (intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.

Usage notes

  • As await means to wait for, it is not followed by "for". I am awaiting for your reply is therefore incorrect.

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