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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"
Approaching; drawing near; about to happen
Etymology: From impendere.
hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening
The numerical value of impending in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of impending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of impending in a Sentence
We may do well to be attentive to the good and the bad vibrations in life. Since elephants use their feet to listen to vibrations and thus capture significant codes of impending peril, they might coach humans and teach them how to become “surefooted” in hazardous times. Keeping feet on the ground, however, should not hinder us from flying high and reaching soaring heights. ("Trompe le pied.")
Climate change is affecting everything I love and everything I care about, my values at the moment lie around mitigating climate change and doing something about this impending crisis that is going to affect my generation and billions of people around the world.
It's hard to find front-line war photography of the kind we've seen in Libya or Syria, the images in South Sudan are different. They describe visually the effect of the impending war, lending you a view of the civilian and military populations and providing a glimpse of life inside a murky, not clearly defined conflict.
Climate change is seen as some sort of ideological issue here as opposed to an impending global crisis -- it's been reduced to part of the culture wars.
Not a hint, not a mention of any impending doom or mayday situation, i did think,' gee that's a lot of flashing lights out there' when we landed, but no more than the flashing lights from emergency vehicles I'd seen in Denver and Washington during this trip -- where there was absolutely nothing happening.
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