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expect = ex + spect

ex-: out

spect: derived from Latin "specere", meaning "look"

So expect means:

Look out for.

If you look out for something's coming, it must be what you wish to get.

Evolution of usage

She looks out for her lover's coming.

=>

She expects her lover's coming.

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