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imminent
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Wuthering Heights
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  • She grew cross and wearisome; snapping at and teasing Catherine continually, at the imminent risk of exhausting her limited patience.
  • I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.

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  • Authorities warned of imminent danger of flooding.
  • You have defended me from imminent death.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2

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