Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Dangerous and close at hand; impending; threatending.

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Usage examples "imminent":

  1. Meantime, more and more people kept crowding into the wood, and the idea spread that some disaster was imminent. - "Monitress Merle", Angela Brazil.
  2. Troublous days appeared to be impending for the Senate, and rumours of War,- war sometimes apparently imminent, and again suddenly averted,- had from time to time worried the public through the Press. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.
  3. When a man like myself has to recall the list of his services, the case may well be considered imminent. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.