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impending

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Definition about to happen
  • She plans to spend more time on that after her impending retirement.
impending = about to happen
  • She couldn't sleep as she worried about her impending doom.
  • impending = about to happen
  • ...all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • This speech in itself should have been enough to warn Lord Dawlish of impending doom.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money
  • John Ferrier's heart was sore within him when he thought of the young man's return, and of the impending loss of his adopted child.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • From this time Felix was more employed, and the heart-moving indications of impending famine disappeared.
    Shelley, Mary  --  Frankenstein
  • I decide not to bring up my mom's impending visit.
    Nicola Yoon  --  Everything, Everything
  • impending = about to happen
  • I couldn't sleep that night because I kept thinking about my impending doom.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • impending = about to happen
  • Trying to put a positive spin on my impending demise.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • impending = about to happen
  • When they had eaten they talked about many things: about the heavy rains which were drowning the yams, about the next ancestral feast and about the impending war with the village of Mbaino.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • impending = about to happen
  • ...he was to pass for the phantom of the White Lady who, as all the world knows, appears at the Louvre every time any great event is impending.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • impending = about to happen
  • McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well, relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • impending = about to happen
  • Under the strain of this continually-impending doom and by the sleeplessness to which I now condemned myself, ay, even beyond what I had thought possible to man, I became, in my own person, a creature eaten up and emptied by fever, languidly weak both in body and mind, and solely occupied by one thought: the horror of my other self.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • impending = about to happen
  • ...all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • impending = about to happen
  • ...and only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn't unlove Augustus Waters.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • impending = about to happen
  • Given the impending war with Apophis, it was best not to think about how soon our lives might end.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • All swayed with impending fall.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • You couldn't hire one of them to go back during the century, if the explosion was still impending.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Fear flickered in his eyes as he faced his foe; then came wonder, a glint of amusement, dark anger, and the terrible instinct of death impending.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Her body stiffened against his, and he felt a strange emotion within her: a sense of impending momentousness.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance

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