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Definitions for imminent
ˈɪm ə nəntim·mi·nent
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at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent, impendent, impendingadjective
close in time; about to occur
"retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
Etymology: From the present participle of, from mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Impending; at hand; threatning. Always in an ill sense.
Etymology: imminent, Fr. imminens, Lat.
What dangers at any time are imminent, what evils hang over our heads, God doth know, and not we. Richard Hooker.
Three times to-day
You have defended me from imminent death. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
These she applies for warnings and portents
Of evils imminent; and on her knee
Hath begg'd, that I will stay at home to-day. William Shakespeare.
To them preach'd
Conversion and repentance, as to souls
In prison, under judgments imminent. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Men could not sail without imminent danger and inconveniences. Alexander Pope.
threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril
full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous
(With upon) Bent upon; attentive to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im′i-nent, adj. near at hand: threatening: impending.—n. Imm′inence.—adv. Imm′inently. [L. imminens, -entis—in, upon, minēre, to project.]
Eminent vs. Imminent -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Eminent and Imminent.
The numerical value of imminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of imminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of imminent in a Sentence
When Questcor deprived [ babies ] of an imminent alternative in the form of Synacthen, they truly became victims of that scheme.
We believe the imminent threat has been ended.
A North Korean missile with a nuclear payload capable of striking an American city is no longer a distant hypothetical, but an imminent danger -- one that poses a real and rising risk of conflict.
Some of the larger diversified oilfield service providers have declared a bottom in activity and are suggesting that a recovery is imminent, while this may be the case for certain onshore basins, it is not so for deepwater drilling.
It’s all B.S., i lived a situation like that and it does n’t have to be real, the threat, for you to believe it’s imminent.
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- imminentCatalan, Valencian
- dreigend, imminentDutch
- nadciągający, bliskiPolish
- неминуемый, неизбежныйRussian
- neminovno, iminentno, neizbježno, neposredno, prestojećeSerbo-Croatian
- nära förestående, överhängandeSwedish
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