(Phrases). To cast behind one's back; to have a short memory; to have no head: to apply the sponge; non mi ricordo; let bygones be bygones.

    (Adjectives). Forgotten, etc., lost, effaced, blotted out, obliterated, discharged, sponged out, buried or sunk in oblivion, clean out of one's head or recollection, past recollection, unremembered.

    Forgetful, oblivious, mindless, out of mind.

2°. To the Future
  • Expectation (Substantives), expectance, anticipation, forestalling, foreseeing 510; reckoning, calculation.
  • Contemplation, prospect, perspective, hope, trust 858, abeyance, waiting, etc. 121.

    (Verbs). To expect, look for, look out for, look forward to, anticipate, contemplate, flatter oneself, to dare to say, foresee 510, forestall, reckon upon, count upon, lay one's account to, to calculate upon, rely upon, build upon, make sure of, prepare oneself for, not to wonder at.

    (Phrase). To count one's chickens before they are hatched.

    To wait, tarry, lie in wait, watch for, abide, to bide one's time.

    To hold out, raise, or excite expectation, to bid fair, to promise, to augur, etc. 511; we shall see, nous verrons.

    (Phrase). To have in store for.

    (Adjectives). Expectant, expecting, etc., prepared for, gaping for, ready for, agog.

    Expected, anticipated, foreseen, etc., long expected; in prospect; anxious, ardent, eager, breathless, sanguine.

    (Adverbs). With breathless expectation, on tenter-hooks.

    (Phrases). On the tiptoe of expectation; looming in the distance; the wish father to the thought.

  • Inexpectation (Substantives), non-expectation; see Surprise 870.
  • False or vain expectation, miscalculation.

    (Phrase). A bolt from the blue.

    (Verbs). Not to expect, not to look for, etc., to be taken by surprise, to come upon, to fall upon, not to bargain for, to miscalculate.

    (Phrases). To reckon without one's host; to trust to a broken reed.

    To be unexpected, etc., to crop up, pop up, to come unawares, suddenly, abruptly, like a thunderbolt, burst upon, bounce upon, startle.

    (Phrase). To drop from the clouds.

    (Adjectives). Non - expectant, unexpected, unanticipated, unlooked for, unhoped for, unforeseen, beyond expectation, abrupt, sudden, contrary to or against expectation, unannounced, unheralded; backhanded.

    Surprised, taken by surprise, unwarned, startled, etc., taken aback.

    (Adverbs). Suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly, plump, pop, à l'improviste, unawares, without notice or warning 113.

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