Definitions

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  • adj. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen
  • v. Present participle of impend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.

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

  • adj. close in time; about to occur

Etymologies

From Latin impendere ("to overhang"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So he has been preparing for what he calls his impending “dirt nap.”

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  • Even while he termed the impending situation as "grim," President Pervez Musharraf felt emboldened enough by his own declaration of the end of a 42-day State of Emergency on 15 December 2007 to declare on state television that: "The democratic process has been put back again on the rails"; a debatable proposition, with the judiciary and private broadcast media still under restraints.

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  • She called the impending contracts a sign that security gains are attracting foreign investment in Iraq.

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  • Luz picked up her cup and added cream to the strong brew, aware that Hector was referring to the impending arrival of the other polo students.

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  • The long-suffering bleakness was very pronounced on Nancy's face, and when the walls of water, in impending downfall, reared above the

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  • But there was no question that the States at this juncture, and in spite of the dangers impending from the Spanish marriages, must have an ambassador ready to do his best to keep France from prematurely sliding into positive hostility to them.

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  • In May, two months before the scheduled end of Operation Jump Start, she called the impending removal of the soldiers "premature and unnecessary."

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  • Leah’s eyebrows knit together, thinking he referred to the impending storm.

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  • Last week the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, James F. Jeffrey, called the impending release of the cables an "awful impediment to my business, which is to be able to have discussions in confidence with people."

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  • Last week, James F. Jeffrey, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, called the impending release of the cables an "awful impediment to my business, which is to be able to have discussions in confidence with people."

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