[ˈɪmɪnənt], [ˈɪmɪnənt], [ˈɪ_m_ɪ_n_ə_n_t]

Definitions of imminent:

  1.   ( With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
  2.   Near at hand: threatening: impending.
  3.   Threatening or about to fall or occur immediately.
  5.   Impending; threatening; at hand.
  6.   Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
  7.   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"
  9.   Threatening; impending; close at hand.
  10.   Impending; threatening; close at hand.
  11.   Dangerous and close at hand; impending; threatending.
  12.   Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; - said especially of misfortune or peril.

Antonyms for imminent:

contingent, distant, chimerical, improbable, problematical, unexpected, doubtful, unlikely.

Quotes for imminent:

  1. To act is to anchor in the imminent future. – Emile M. Cioran
  2. We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent It's a delusion to think it's gone away. – Kevin Costner
  3. Why should one U. S. airman give up his life when our national security is not in imminent danger? – Sean Hannity
  4. George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes. – Bianca Jagger
  5. There's something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer. – Anish Kapoor
  6. There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud. – Edward Kennedy
  7. Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations. – Dennis Kucinich
  8. Personal disintegration remains always an imminent danger. – Christopher Lasch
  9. Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent – David Herbert Lawrence
  10. Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media. – Robert Lutz
  11. Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire. – Ludwig von Mises
  12. President Bush is manufacturing a crisis by suggesting that Social Security is in imminent danger. It is not. – Richard Neal

Usage examples for imminent:

  1. “ Robespierre's danger was most imminent and he was obliged to conceal himself. ” – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. “ To- day it's the man over the road that tops the bill; to- morrow it's you, as I said before: and a change of caste was imminent in our friend's performance. ” – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  3. Our first danger was over, but we had still to escape from one as imminent the pursuing flame, now so much closer to us. ” – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  4. That portion of our line of march which was in Rosny was in imminent danger. ” – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  5. It was as if he had escaped some imminent peril. ” – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  6. This last condition was that which obtained, as war became imminent – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  7. The danger for a time was imminent – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  8. “ To us, though we have, as far as I can see, not the least reasonable cause for supposing the end of the world to be more imminent than it was a thousand years ago- to us, nevertheless, and to every generation of men, the night is always far spent, and the day is always at hand. ” – The Water of Life and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley
  9. But far more fearful than the latter imminent danger was the sight of the threatening sky. ” – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  10. The danger has never been so imminent as it is now, Countess. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  11. The Texan had not simply cleared out because of imminent trouble, Drew was sure of that. ” – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  12. She added that all members of the Williams family had gone out of town to attend the funeral of a relative, but she wished that they might have remained to attend Penrod's, which she confidently predicted as imminent if the neighbourhood followed its natural impulse. ” – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  13. We camped that night on our old ground at the Buffalo Buttes, and although we all desired to remain a day or two and hunt for more buffalo, the peculiar appearance of the sky in the northwest, and the condition of the atmosphere, warned us that a change of weather was imminent – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  14. “ " Time to pull that bell- rope when the danger was present or imminent she thought to herself. ” – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  15. There is a kind of pain which is so exquisite that it becomes joy; he realised such a pain now, an immense yearning to take the lonely girl to his bosom, and kiss her wet eyelids, and defend her from the imminent sword of sorrow. ” – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  16. They seem to feel that their rainy day is imminent if not actually at hand. ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. When threatened by danger, the best policy is to fix your eye steadily upon it, and it will in general vanish like the morning mist before the sun; whereas, if you quail before it, it is sure to become more imminent – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  18. They themselves had to leap from one piece of ice to another, often falling into the water; and it was at the imminent risk of their lives that they at last gained the beach. ” – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  19. We could only see the other boat now and then; but although she was evidently in imminent peril they were much nearer in shore than we were. ” – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  20. “ No doubt a battle was imminent – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths

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