Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Imminence.

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  • n. imminence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon; imminence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

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Examples

  • I understand the idea of imminency in regards to the fact that it could occur at any time pre-trib, even months or years before the tribulation period.

    The Omega Letter

  • And most importantly, the politics of imminency, especially when attached to a government, or a politician who claims to act on behalf of the Mahdi, “must yield superior results.”

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Indeed, when powerful state actors view the law with indifference, if not outright abhorrence, the tyrannical threat presented is of much greater imminency and strength than that of terrorism.

    Prosecution and Pharisaism: From Pinochet to Bush

  • Essentially, tree planting is one method of staving off the imminency of consequence, but really just delaying the problem and avoiding the real solutions - George Monbiot, an English environmentalist and writer, argues all offsetting fits this depiction, comparing the concept to purchasing Indulgences in the Middle Ages, whereby citizens would buy forgiveness for their sins as opposed to actually not sinning.

    Carbon Offsetting

  • And I think the openness to the press helps create this imminency here of, "You better make a decision, insurgents; that this decision will be made."

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2004

  • Intolerably unmoved they all seemed, removed from any romantic imminency of action.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • His career as editor had been long enough, however, for him to impress upon the minds of the French public the imminency of the Prussian Peril.

    Fighting France

  • Page 20 danger, that the leaders, unawed by the imminency of discovery, took a step to throw the city off of their scent, so daring, dextrous and unexpected as to knock the breath out of us.

    Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822

  • Pennsylvania, English blood in, in 1775, I; evil of Indian policy in; imminency of fight with Virginia; conflict of interests with Virginia; traders; neutrality in Lord Dunmore's war; her traders protected by Shawnees; panic on the frontier;

    The Winning of the West, Volume 2 From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1777-1783

  • She succeeds, in a measure, and Agathe confesses that she had felt a premonition of danger ever since a pious Hermit, to whom she had gone for counsel in the course of the day, had warned her of the imminency of a calamity which he could not describe.

    A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music

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