imminent

01. When there is [imminent] danger, many people pray to God.
02. Analysts believe that an announcement of the company's bankruptcy is [imminent].
03. When we saw the dark clouds gathering, we knew that rain was [imminent].
04. The [imminence] of the coming battle hung like a dark cloud over the entire village.
05. The famous singer faces [imminent] arrest on charges of assault.
06. The patient suffered a setback during the night, and death seems [imminent].
07. Soldiers! Man your action stations. Enemy attack is [imminent]!
08. With the collapse of negotiations, a labor strike appears [imminent].
09. The President's press secretary has appeared, and an announcement regarding the health of the President is [imminent].
10. The contractions were coming quickly, and birth of the child was [imminent].
11. The President had been convinced since the Czech crisis that war was [imminent].
12. The company is in [imminent] danger of collapse.
13. The warlords from Jupiter warned the Earthlings that the complete destruction of their planet was [imminent].
14. The nation's leading scientists have announced that with a huge meteor streaking towards our world, the end of the planet earth seems [imminent].
15. Despite years of scientific research, a cure for the common cold is not [imminent].

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  • imminent — imminent, ente [ iminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIVe, repris XVIe; lat. imminens, de imminere « menacer » ♦ Qui va se produire dans très peu de temps. ⇒ immédiat, proche. Son arrestation est imminente. « Rien n est plus imminent que l impossible » (Hugo).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Imminent — Im mi*nent, a. [L. imminens, p. pr. of imminere to project; pref. im in + minere (in comp.) to jut, project. See {Eminent}.] 1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; said especially of misfortune or peril. In danger imminent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imminent — is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of Germany’s industrial and power noise record label, Ant Zen. Members / HistoryImminent Starvation was founded by Olivier Moreau, who has… …   Wikipedia

  • imminent — I adjective about to be, about to happen, alarming, approaching, at hand, brewing, closing in, coming, destined, drawing near, expected, following, forecasted, forthcoming, future, imminere, impendent, impendere, impending, in store, in the… …   Law dictionary

  • imminent — imminent, ente (i mmi nan, nan t ) adj. Dont la menace est prochaine. Une disgrâce imminente. •   Je vois de mon pays le péril imminent, LEMIERRE Barnevelt, IV, 5. REMARQUE    Il faut prendre garde de confondre éminent et imminent. Une dignité,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • imminent — (adj.) 1520s, from M.Fr. imminent (14c.) and directly from L. imminentem (nom. imminens), prp. of imminere to overhang; impend, be near, be at hand, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + minere jut out, related… …   Etymology dictionary

  • imminent — imminent, immanent The more common word imminent, derived from the Latin word minēre ‘to threaten’, means ‘about to happen’ and has connotations of threat or danger. Immanent, derived from the Latin word manēre ‘to remain’, means ‘indwelling,… …   Modern English usage

  • imminent — IMMINENT, [imminen]te. Prest à tomber sur quelqu un. Il n est guere en usage, & quand on le joint avec peril qui est la phrase où il s employe le plus naturellement on écrit & on prononce communement, Peril eminent, Au lieu de Peril imminent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend (von etwas Schlimmem), drohend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend, drohend; Imminénz, das Bevorstehen, drohende Nähe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Imminent — Imminent, lat. deutsch, bevorstehend; drohend; Imminenz, das Herannahen, besonders das drohende; imminiren, Gefahr drohen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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