[ˈɪmɪnənt], [ˈɪmɪnənt], [ˈɪ_m_ɪ_n_ə_n_t]

Definitions of imminent:

  1.   Near at hand: threatening: impending. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Impending; threatening; close at hand. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   IMMINENTLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   IMMINENCE. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Impending; threatening; at hand. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Threatening or about to fall or occur immediately. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Threatening; impending; close at hand. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for imminent:

  1. Why should one U. S. airman give up his life when our national security is not in imminent danger? – Sean Hannity
  2. There's something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer. – Anish Kapoor
  3. Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations. – Dennis Kucinich
  4. Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media. – Robert Lutz
  5. 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

Usage examples for imminent:

  1. The danger has never been so imminent as it is now, Countess. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. The Texan had not simply cleared out because of imminent trouble, Drew was sure of that. ” – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  3. 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
  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. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. “ Robespierre's danger was most imminent and he was obliged to conceal himself. ” – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  10. They seem to feel that their rainy day is imminent if not actually at hand. ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon

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