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Usage examples for pending

  1. The British government is also informed that the German government has delivered to the Belgian government a note proposing friendly neutrality pending a free passage of German troops through Belgium and promising to maintain the independence and integrity of the kingdom and its possessions on the conclusion of peace, threatening in case of refusal to treat Belgium as an enemy. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. He felt that he was a man of affairs, a man of consequence, he had lawyers, and a big suit pending; and soon he would be rich. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  3. This would stop for ever the senseless short imprisonment system, for we could keep them free of prison till their third conviction, when they should only be detained pending arrangement for their emigration. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  4. The question pending between cloth and velvet is submitted to a jury; men of the various professions are called and accepted, or rejected, according to their merit; each is described, often in a very lively manner. – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  5. On the recommendation of Karl Steinmetz, Paul placed the castle and village under martial law, and there and then gave the command to the young Cossack officer, pending further instructions from his general, commanding at Tver. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. Arnold was going to Paris, and on business; he hinted at something pending between his Company and a French Syndicate. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  7. Pending the solution of the momentous problem, its author went out and searched the night for a whisky- skin. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  8. You did not figure that with such important matters pending, we would have the outside of the house watched as well as the inside. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  9. Pending this arrangement the unhappy uncle and nephew took refuge at Gneixendorf, the estate of Johann v. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  10. For several months negotiations had been pending. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  11. In there negotiations for the sale of the farm itself were pending. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  12. The pending patent application did not delay the manufacture, and a number of machines were sold before August 12, 1851, when the patent was granted. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  13. And, pending the appearance of the moon, they began to talk. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  14. Actually he has deferred the matter, pending a consultation with you and Mrs. Fortescue, and will give me his formal answer to- morrow. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  15. Other legislation should wait pending a report on this survey. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  16. It was impossible to think of taking off his jacket; they had to content themselves with doing the little they could to improve his appearance pending the arrival of the doctor. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
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