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  • close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Imminent'


  • Imminent: see Imminence (disambiguation). Imminent is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of
  • Impact Is Imminent: Impact Is Imminent is the fourth album by thrash metal band Exodus, released in 1990. Impact Is Imminent was Exodus' first album on Capitol Records as
  • Imminent peril: Imminent peril, or imminent danger, is an American legal concept where Imminent peril is "certain danger, immediate, and impending; menacingly close at
  • Imminent lawless action: "Imminent lawless action" is a standard currently used that was established by the United States Supreme Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), for defining

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'Imminent' example sentence in quotations


* 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

* As close as we are today, tomorrow when we come back from that battlefield, we will be as close as two men can possibly be, sharing a bond that can only be forged in the face of imminent disfigurement. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - Jeff Melvoin


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Imminent Sample Sentences in News


  • Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy
    The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler's life. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug trafficking gang, were convicted of trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia in 2005 and sentenced to Read more on this news related to 'Imminent'
  • Bayer diabetes business sale not imminent -sources
    German drugmaker Bayer is in talks to sell its diabetes devices division but a sale is not imminent, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Bayer is making a second attempt to sell the Contour blood glucose-meter business, which had annual sales of 722 million euros ($819 million) in 2013, as it overhauls its business to focus on margin-rich health Read more on this news related to 'Imminent'
  • 'Please grant my brother mercy'
    The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler's life. Read more on this news related to 'Imminent'

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