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Great Expectations -- as in: the novel
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  • The other section of Honors English was reading Great Expectations.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And the communication I have got to make is, that he has Great Expectations.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • -Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Dustfinger set out when the night could grow no darker.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • This was definitely more interesting than reading Great Expectations (Pip, Estella, who cares?!).
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • Great Expectations,’ Mr. Weatherhall shouted at the contestants as he passed.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I had to read Great Expectations for English, and that kid Pip, he reminded me of us—the way he felt marked lousy because he wasn’t a gentleman or anything, and the way that girl kept looking down on him.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • It was Dickens’s Great Expectations, which I had never read.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • "My favorite Dickens novel is Great Expectations," he said.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • When Briarcrest had given him a list of choices of books to write a report on, Miss Sue, thinking it might spark Michael’s interest, picked Great Expectations.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • This case represents, my dear Mr. Emerson, one of the rare, delicate instances in which one for whom we held great expectations has gone grievously astray, and who in his fall threatens to upset certain delicate relationships between certain interested individuals and the school.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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  • I have high hopes and great expectations for you, George.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • I’m of Master Hutter’s mind, that it’s far wiser to mistrust a savage’s ingenuity, than to build any great expectations on his want of eye-sight.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • She took the first opportunity of affronting her mother-in-law on the occasion, talking to her so expressively of her brother’s great expectations, of Mrs. Ferrars’s resolution that both her sons should marry well, and of the danger attending any young woman who attempted to DRAW HIM IN; that Mrs. Dashwood could neither pretend to be unconscious, nor endeavor to be calm.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But then, I remembered that such laws wasn’t made for us hunters, and bethought me that the poor man might have built great expectations for the next winter on the sale of his skins; and I left them where they lay.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The past enriched, and experience, and having cared for one or two people, and so having acquired the power which the young lack, of cutting short, doing what one likes, not caring a rap what people say and coming and going without any very great expectations (he left his paper on the table and moved off), which however (and he looked for his hat and coat) was not altogether true of him, not to-night, for here he was starting to go to a party, at his age, with the belief upon him thatů
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • You will have no objection, I dare say, to your great expectations being encumbered with that easy condition.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It would all come out in good time, I observed, and in the meanwhile nothing was to be said, save that I had come into great expectations from a mysterious patron.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS [1867 Edition] by Charles Dickens Chapter I My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Further, that it is the desire of the present possessor of that property, that he be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman,—in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • So imperfect was this realization of the first of my great expectations, that I looked in dismay at Mr. Wemmick.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was the only good thing I had done, and the only completed thing I had done, since I was first apprised of my great expectations.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But whether Joe knew how poor I was, and how my great expectations had all dissolved, like our own marsh mists before the sun, I could not understand.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • No more low, wet grounds, no more dikes and sluices, no more of these grazing cattle,—though they seemed, in their dull manner, to wear a more respectful air now, and to face round, in order that they might stare as long as possible at the possessor of such great expectations,—farewell, monotonous acquaintances of my childhood, henceforth I was for London and greatness; not for smith’s work in general, and for you!
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
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