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imminent

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Definition about to occur
  • Authorities warned of imminent danger of flooding.
  • You have defended me from imminent death.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • Chuito's imminent departure from the warehouse also emboldened Ramon to act.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • imminent = about to occur
  • There is about it that un-mistakable air of definite and imminent departure that trains have,
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • imminent = about to occur
  • The young bush pilot was properly appalled by the imminent prospect of birth.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • imminent = about to occur
  • I wondered what regrets he had once he knew his death was imminent.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • imminent = about to occur
  • The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • imminent = about to occur
  • evils imminent
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • imminent = about to occur
  • He was a man without a past, whose future was the imminent grave and whose present was a bitter fever of living.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • For there is no question, but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of a war.
    Bacon, Sir Francis  --  The Essays
  • Do we owe debts to foreigners and to our own citizens contracted in a time of imminent peril for the preservation of our political existence?
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • There is a new and imminent danger facing the dual alliance.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind
  • It was some time before my blank astonishment would let me struggle up the bank to a drier position, or think at all of my imminent peril.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The War Of The Worlds
  • They had goose-flesh when they thought of all the pleasant old habits which stood in imminent danger.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • In fact, things were imminent.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Then at once they reached and hovered upon the imminent verge of sleep — but an intruder came, now, that would not...
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer
  • I felt the same horrible anticipation, too, of an imminent smash.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Time Machine
  • But she had failed to perceive the imminent danger of another result, which in a calmer frame of mind might not have escaped discovery.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  I Say No
  • The imminent decay of wrested pomp.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King John

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