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blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed

Having high expectations often leads to disappointment when the desired result does not occur, so keeping expectations low will save one from being disappointed. I promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up, so when I found out that my first-choice school had rejected me, I was actually OK with it. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

disappoint (someone or oneself) with (something)

To do something that upsets or disheartens someone or oneself. I know that I disappointed my parents with my low grades this semester.
See also: disappoint

disappointed at (someone or something)

Disheartened or upset by someone or something. I know that my parents are very disappointed at my report card this semester.
See also: disappointed

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Prov. If you do not expect good things to happen, you will not be disappointed when they fail to happen. Ellen: This is going to be the best vacation we've ever had; we're going to have fun every minute of every day. Fred: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jill: Do you think you'll win the contest? Jane: I like to keep in mind that blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

disappointed at someone or something

 and disappointed in someone or something
becoming sad because of someone or something. I am really disappointed at what you did. I am very disappointed in you. That was a terrible thing to do. They were disappointed in the outcome.
See also: disappointed
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Only real sports car enthusiasts will have any time for this car in preference to a host of more civilised yet disappointedly sanitised alternatives.
In some cases, disappointedly the number even exceeds.
Add Facebook's fiasco with its IPO, which many expected to become history's biggest, and the year turns to one of, well, living disappointedly.
This year I think," he added, staring disappointedly at a gnome guzzling from a jug, "will not be so good.
There is the predictable inclusion of political names, but disappointedly our suggestions of the 'Redcarbunkle' or 'The Dunnie' failed to make the list.
Statistics show that over half of us will try to lose weight for the big summer holiday this year but somehow the motivation flags and we end up disappointedly packing the same supersize shorts as last year.
However, as I was waiting for the announcement to line up, I disappointedly discovered that rather than making announcements, this new airport had a small digital sign passengers were supposed to attend to for cues about when to line up.
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The early missionaries, or at least some of them, distorted the Christian message of love, brotherhood, and tolerance of mankind's cultural differences and the African converts were not long to discover disappointedly the gulf between the Christian ideals and the grim reality of racial segregation, even in the Church, which triggered massive desertions (Campbell 224).
The significance of these brief words (al-kalimat al-wajiza) may only be acknowledged by those who have disappointedly given up their quest after reading too many works.
As George pleads with Martha not to say anything about the book he has supposedly written, she asks disappointedly, "What's the matter with you George?
We'd like to head out to sea soon, but you just can't beat a typhoon,'' Masayuki Miyoshi, deputy head of a local whaling association, said disappointedly.
The words have lost all meaning in this country, analyst Kim Mehmeti disappointedly writes in his column.