Definition: impending; near at hand
Definition: impending; near at hand
Sentences Containing 'imminent'
I was stung, but I was obliged to admire the easy confidence with which my chief loafed from side to side of his wheel, and trimmed the ships so closely that disaster seemed ceaselessly imminent.
We entered its deeper shadow, and so imminent seemed the peril that I was likely to suffocate; and I had the strongest impulse to do SOMETHING, anything, to save the vessel.
The awful crash was imminent why didn't that villain come!
You get yourself all worked up and excited about that blanket, and then all of a sudden, just when a happy climax seems imminent you are let down flat nothing saved but the girl.
It had already risen so high that it was approaching the eaves, and when it reaches this point there is always imminent risk of their being swept away.
A terrible battle between the two men seemed imminent; but by degrees Carlini's features relaxed, his hand, which had grasped one of the pistols in his belt, fell to his side.
In great dangers the devoted ones cling to each other; and, young as I was, I quite understood that some imminent danger was hanging over our heads.''
To sum up, there is Don Gregorio in woman's dress, among women, in imminent danger of his life; and here am I, with hands bound, in expectation, or rather in dread, of losing my life, of which I am already weary.
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.
I felt the same horrible anticipation, too, of an imminent smash.
And the institution of the family, and the emotions that arise therein, the fierce jealousy, the tenderness for offspring, parental self-devotion, all found their justification and support in the imminent dangers of the young.
We were thus placed in the most imminent danger, as this gigantic creature, setting up its back, raised the ship three feet at least out of the water.
The decision to close the school was due to the threat of imminent danger to students.
The team, already well back of a playoff spot, received intense scrutiny by the media, believing a 'shake-up' of some kind was imminent.
He won five England caps in 1964, as Alf Ramsey sought a backup for Gordon Banks with the 1966 World Cup imminent.
As the eruption became imminent, it forced two biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evacuate the island.
The Emperor is due to visit the area in less than a month to stay with the Duc de Gisors and his imminent visit is occupying the local officials.
He resigned from office when the partition and annexation of the territory was imminent.
With a second, final test imminent, Blake travels to Colorado with Angela, Forbin's private secretary.
The Denis's maid Nanette is alone at the house, preparing for the imminent return of Monsieur and Madame Denis from St Germain.
In the same year, with bankruptcy imminent for the San Francisco Ballet, a grassroots effort brought national attention to the association.
In October 2011 in an interview with the magazine "Público" he announced his imminent return to television on the cable channel "House TV".
She tricks him into a tower imprisonment, but frees him out of joy at her husband's imminent return.
The force was withdrawn to Crete after a ceasefire seemed imminent, but by February fighting again broke out, and the island was seized by Greece.
Domvile was a prolific diarist. When internment was imminent he hid the latest (56th) volume of his diaries in his garden where it was not discovered by the authorities.
Since the end of production is imminent, it will be limited to 4,000 units.
Political unrest grows and political upheaval is imminent.
With the loss of millennialism, men lost faith in the imminent return of Christ, and the prophetic Scriptures denoting the reign of Christ became applied to the church.
Notices were placed at various points throughout the city, which announced the imminent creation of a junta and the summoning of representatives from the provinces.
The torpedo hits—almost all on the port side—caused "Yamato" to list enough that capsizing was now an imminent danger.
With "Canberra"s withdrawal becoming ever more imminent, P ordered its first new ship for the British market, the "Oriana", with her being delivered in 1995.
Even though it was phased out, several second-line units were issued the weapon in 1905, when war between Norway and Sweden was considered imminent.
The necessity to have conquerors settle in reclaimed territories also outweighed the prejudices of anti-Semitism, at least while the Moslem threat was imminent.
In spite of the danger, "Yukon"s crew completed the unloading successfully, allowing the ship to leave before the imminent closing of the fjord by ice.
Also, the Iranians, convinced that victory was imminent, were careless in the way that they conducted their offensive operations.
Their eschatology was particularly concerned with the conversion of the Jews to Christianity, which they believed to be imminent.
Palermo–Juve, which won his round of 16 match because of Venezia forfeit, had been excluded from the competition before the round of 8 because of the imminent Allied invasion of Sicily.
Later she visits him in prison, but he refuses to talk as he is trying to get her away from the prison and an imminent riot.
The ruling effectively allowed proportionate direct action against companies by protesters, if the threat of the crime was imminent and specific.
Here, in October 1980, he incorrectly reported (three nights in a row) the imminent release of the Iranian Hostages.
Darren Magee was recovering from surgery to deal with a long standing wrist injury which delayed his imminent return to inter-county football.
His section rightly interpreted them to mean that an invasion was imminent or underway, and they alerted their superiors and all Army commanders in France.
The Coming Insurrection is a French political tract that hypothesizes the "imminent collapse of capitalist culture".
His vain pretensions are quashed by Magnokor, and Blackthorne's end seems imminent until he entices Metlar's interest with information about nuclear weapons, which the Inhumanoids then act on.
He also gave his first public lecture, on the subject of the imminent Apollo 11 Moon landing at age 11.
The mission was a debacle, and sensing his imminent removal as tyrant, Aristagoras chose to incite the whole of Ionia into rebellion against the Persian king Darius the Great.
In addition, the drinking of Unicorn blood will keep a person alive even if death is imminent, but at the terrible price of being cursed forever.
On 21 April 2007, a mock election was held to prepare the population of Bhutan for the imminent change to democracy.
Sometimes the sultan called a Divan meeting himself if he had something important to inform his viziers of, such as imminent war.
Alerted to imminent danger, the British commander instantly ordered a retreat across the bridge at Arzobispo.
More Vocab Wordsprefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
innate - inborn
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
intrepid - fearless
stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions