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Expected vs. Due

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Expectedadjective

Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur

‘The expected storm never arrived.’;

Dueadjective

Owed or owing.

‘He is due four weeks of back pay.’; ‘The amount due is just three quid.’; ‘The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.’; ‘He can wait for the amount due him.’;

Expectedverb

simple past tense and past participle of expect

Dueadjective

Appropriate.

‘With all due respect, you're wrong about that.’;

Expectedadjective

considered likely or probable to happen or arrive;

‘prepared for the expected attack’;

Dueadjective

Scheduled; expected.

‘Rain is due this afternoon.’; ‘The train is due in five minutes.’; ‘When is your baby due?’;

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Expectedadjective

looked forward to as probable

Dueadjective

Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.

‘The baby is just about due.’;

Expectedadjective

expected to become or be; in prospect;

‘potential clients’; ‘expected income’;

Dueadjective

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

‘The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.’;

Dueadjective

On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass

‘The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.’;

Dueadverb

(used with compass directions) Directly; exactly.

‘The river runs due north for about a mile.’;

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Duenoun

Deserved acknowledgment.

‘Give him his due — he is a good actor.’;

Duenoun

(in plural dues) A membership fee.

Duenoun

That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done, duty.

Duenoun

Right; just title or claim.

Dueadjective

Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

Dueadjective

Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.

‘Her obedience, which is due to me.’; ‘With dirges due, in sad array,Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.’;

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Dueadjective

Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.

Dueadjective

Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.

Dueadjective

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

‘This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.’;

Dueadverb

Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Duenoun

That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.

‘He will give the devil his due.’; ‘Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.’;

Duenoun

Right; just title or claim.

‘The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.’;

Dueverb

To endue.

Duenoun

that which is deserved or owed;

‘give the devil his due’;

Duenoun

a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership);

‘the society dropped him for non-payment of dues’;

Dueadjective

owed and payable immediately or on demand;

‘payment is due’;

Dueadjective

proper and appropriate; fitting;

‘richly deserved punishment’; ‘due esteem’;

Dueadjective

scheduled to arrive;

‘the train is due in 15 minutes’;

Dueadjective

suitable to or expected in the circumstances;

‘all due respect’; ‘due cause to honor them’; ‘a long due promotion’; ‘in due course’;

Dueadjective

reasonable in the circumstances;

‘gave my comments due consideration’; ‘exercising due care’;

Dueadverb

directly or exactly; straight;

‘went due North’;

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