American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Coming nearer; approaching: an oncoming storm.
- n. An approach; an advance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. moving toward one; approaching.
- n. the beginning or early stages; the onset.
- n. the beginning or early stages
- adj. moving toward one
- on- + coming (Wiktionary)
“The difficulty is that much of what we describe as the oncoming third wave threatens existing constituencies in the democratic party, and as a result, there is ...”
“An employer can't legally tell you to do something that will knowingly cost you your life, like stand in oncoming traffic, so why should we allow an industry that tells girls they can't work unless they are actively starving themselves to death?”
“t legally tell you to do something that will knowingly cost you your life, like stand in oncoming traffic, so why should we allow an industry that tells girls they can”
“Light occasionally showered over her, bathing her in an unnatural glow as headlights swung across glass from oncoming cars.”
“Those who live or trade here don't so much walk as glide, ready at an instant to dodge to the right or left to avoid a pile of oncoming hides, a blind beggar, or a cart erupting with produce.”
“Later they learned the other path was actually for oncoming traffic.”
“It was a somber, dark, almost classically styled piece, and yet Mr. Smith's drumming suggested an oncoming hurricane.”
“One of several people who ran to help the man and tried to stop oncoming traffic was hit by a car herself.”
“For his part, Sheen told TMZ, "I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character.”
““We're on it like a teddy on Putin's mistress,” I bark as I make a 180 degree turn into oncoming traffic.”
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