• It means to treat a person kindly or gently, especially in a situation where you might be expected to be angry with him.

    VOA: special.2010.08.29

  • So she says(In other words) while emergency contraception is effective for individual women, advance provision can't be expected to make a different in the community.

    VOA: standard.2010.03.22

  • Those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.24

  • Another report showed that the Social Security trust fund is expected to be out of money by two thousand thirty-seven.

    VOA: special.2009.05.15

  • More detailed results of the study are expected to be presented at a conference in France later this month.

    VOA: special.2009.10.13

  • The first breeding line is expected to be released this year for use by private seed companies and public soybean breeders.

    VOA: special.2009.01.20

  • The repairs carried out in May by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis are expected to be the last.

    VOA: special.2009.09.30

  • More detailed results of the study are expected to be presented at an AIDS vaccine conference in Paris next month.

    VOA: special.2009.09.30

  • On Wednesday,BP officials came to the White House for what many people expected would be a twenty minute meeting.

    VOA: special.2010.06.19

  • so cheap that it would have been unreasonable to have expected them to be fitted to her hand.

    VOA: special.2009.09.05

  • They said he would need campaign money from business if he expected to be elected president again.

    VOA: special.2010.05.27

  • She wrote that,as a child, she expected all white people to be as kind as they were.

    VOA: special.2009.10.04

  • The Google Chrome OS is expected to be available in the second half of next year.

    VOA: special.2009.07.17

  • The oldest son, Joseph Kennedy Junior,was expected to be the first to do so.

    VOA: special.2009.09.13

  • The car is expected to be popular in industrial as well as developing nations.

    VOA: special.2009.03.28

  • Yet Virgin Galactic is expected to be the first to operate its spacecraft.

    VOA: special.2009.12.18

  • The results of a partial recount are expected to be announced next week.

    VOA: special.2009.10.10

  • That includes fifty-two million smartphones expected to be sold in the United States.

    VOA: special.2010.01.08

  • Douglas expected to be the Democratic candidate for president in eighteen sixty.

    VOA: special.2009.06.11

  • Demand is expected to be far greater than supply.

    VOA: special.2009.03.28

  • Somalia is expected to be a major issue.

    VOA: special.2010.07.17

  • He expected his orders to be followed exactly.

    VOA: special.2009.05.24

  • A month earlier,twenty-six year old Zamperini had been one of the greatest runners in the world, expected by many to be the first to break the four-minute mile, one of the most celebrated barriers in sport.

    VOA: special.2011.05.04

  • It is not yet clear who Mr.Zardari is expected to meet with, or what concessions he may be prepared to make.

    VOA: standard.2009.03.13

  • Thousands of red-clad demonstrators converged on Bangkok for what is expected to be a final push to force new elections.

    VOA: standard.2009.04.13

  • New claims for unemployment insurance fell more than expected last week, a sign the job market may be starting to recover.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.12

  • Right now we have about I would say 15 to 20 percent down from what we expected to be.

    VOA: standard.2010.03.27

  • Professor Gerald Curtis, a specialist in Japanese politics for decades at Columbia University, says some change is to be expected.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.31

  • Their job will be to provide information,directions and translations to 400,000 foreign fans who are expected for the Cup.

    VOA: standard.2010.03.26

  • On Monday,U.S.envoy George Mitchell will be meeting with Mr.Netanyahu and is expected to further discuss stopping Israeli expansion.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.13

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