Usage examples for imminent

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. " Time to pull that bell- rope when the danger was present or imminent," she thought to herself. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. It was as if he had escaped some imminent peril. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  11. The Texan had not simply cleared out because of imminent trouble, Drew was sure of that. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. They seem to feel that their rainy day is imminent, if not actually at hand. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. The danger for a time was imminent. – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  16. The danger has never been so imminent as it is now, Countess. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  17. No doubt a battle was imminent. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths