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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
  • I wondered what regrets he had once he knew his death was imminent.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • There is about it that un-mistakable air of definite and imminent departure that trains have,
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying

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  • The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • evils imminent
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Chuito’s imminent departure from the warehouse also emboldened Ramon to act.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • The young bush pilot was properly appalled by the imminent prospect of birth.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • Someone had leaked the discovery of my "man cave" of goods on my sister’s property, my imminent arrest.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Still, it’s funny what a man thinks about when he believes death to be imminent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • I don’t know, maybe imminent peril made him feel more alive somehow, for the same reason zombies are carnivores with only one item on the menu.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • All over campus there were signs that hinted at imminent Completion.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I made small talk about the other woman’s imminent return to the outside world, how great it would be for her to be reunited with her teenage son, and whether she would find work with the carpenter’s union.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The imminent execution had unnerved him, but he was trying valiantly to express his gratitude for our efforts.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I was in no condition to ward off an attack — and one seemed imminent, although I had not the slightest idea what had roused the Eskimos to such a mad endeavor.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Now there were three, though it was known that other new, young women would be arriving imminently, and in numbers that would be satisfactory for all.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And once they find us, death is imminent.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Our sources lead me to believe that war is not only likely but imminent.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • It never would have occurred to me those words were forecasting my imminent and terrifying future.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Oscar was thrilled: this meant his father was going to butcher one of the family pigs, a sure sign of an imminent party.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • So, The Point, bedizened with moss and the memory of slavery, symbolized to me a place, not of evil and of minds anchored to a corrupt past, but a place where change was possible, even imminent.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was better to share the companionship of that pretence, to feel that in that room we all lived beautifully and bravely with injustice and imminent death and consoled ourselves with love.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • In fact, the group was leaving imminently in the maroon Cadillac.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was no point moping around when you faced imminent death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Preparing for my imminent old age, are you?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She was exasperated by the persistence of global crises that seemed to her imminently solvable.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Not on Peeta’s punishment or 13’s imminent blasting.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I imagine the animal sees that its imminent demise is for a higher purpose.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Mistakenly believing that an invasion was imminent, the Japanese commander had the prisoners blindfolded, bound, shot, and dumped in a hole.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I was more affected by his imminent demise than I was by my own.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • They all feared that a song or some poetry was now imminent; and they were getting bored.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • We are still surrounded by mountains of ice, still in imminent danger of being crushed in their conflict.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The news of his imminent parenthood did not stop Wes from making time for other girls.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Thus delivered from imminent danger, we changed our course to the eastward, quite out of the course of all European ships.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The imminent arrival at their house of an assortment of wizards was making the Dursleys uptight and irritable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He sat up straight, and, for a few brief moments, he appeared merely thoughtful, like a captain informed of imminent mutiny taking his time to ponder his next move.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Probably the newcomer is armed, but I’m betting she won’t risk letting me hear the click that would mean my death was imminent, knowing I would instantly kill her companion.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • With the End of Days imminent, killing the Grand Master’s loved ones sent a very clear message.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Enoch himself was greatly disappointed when he heard this, for he had hoped that a holy war was imminent,— and there were a few other Christians who thought like him.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Now that relief is imminent, I really have to go to the John and I hurry across the street.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • She grew cross and wearisome; snapping at and teasing Catherine continually, at the imminent risk of exhausting her limited patience.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It was too obvious now that their situation was imminently perilous to need the aid of language to confirm it.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And, above all, take care of yourself in the meanwhile, for I do not think that there can be a doubt that you are threatened by a very real and imminent danger.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • A month earlier when thunderstorms seemed imminent, Father had counseled his congregation to repent their sins and the Lord would reward them with rain.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Suddenly I think of our first kiss after the Yo-Yo Ma concert, how I didn’t know how badly I’d wanted his lips on mine until the kiss was imminent.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Such was the young clergyman’s condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Indeed, facing imminent death, Dodge had not hesitated to use the AD52 when it materialized in his hand.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • One day they were going in imminently; next day they’d hear that they were holding off.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • One who refused to flee, even when battle was imminent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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