Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being about to occur; impending.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Impending; imminent; threatening: as, an impendent evil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Impending; threatening.

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  • adjective impending; threatening

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

  • adjective close in time; about to occur

Etymologies

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Latin impendens.

Examples

  • Majora's mechanics relied on time manipulation to avoid the impendent doom, but there were times where you actually felt threatened to finish a certain task or even felt a little sad for the ones you wouldn't be able to save on that particular run.

    Not Now, Honey, I'm Exploring

  • Last year, the Iranian government blocked five million websites for having allegedly pornographic content and disseminating impendent news information to the public.

    Media Repression in Iran

  • But the decision to get a mammogram should be based on that impendent risk and benefit, a woman's preference, and breast cancer risk.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2007

  • Nec omnibus, sed mercatoribus et iis qui honeste impendent, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The senate assembled, he declares the occasion of convening them; a bloody battle just impendent between two mighty armies of ancient and modern creatures, called books, wherein the celestial interest was but too deeply concerned.

    The Battle of the Books

  • And this is the only symptom whereby we find out and discern the nature of threatened impendent judgments.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • An humble testimony unto the goodness and severity of God in his dealing with sinful churches and nations; or, the only way to deliver a sinful nation from utter ruin by impendent judgments: in a discourse on the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • That which, in the next place, we are to speak unto is, "The equity of this divine constitution, -- that, in the ordinary way of God's rule and dispensation of his providence, repentance and reformation shall turn away impendent judgments, and procure unto a people a blessed deliverance; and nothing else shall do it:" "Except ye repent, ye shall perish."

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Of what sort are those desolating judgments, which, in one way and sense or another, are impendent with respect unto such a church or nation, and, consequently, unto ourselves, at this season?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • For they said, that whereas the land wherein we live is filled with sin, and various indications of God's displeasure thereon, yet there is an unexemplified neglect in calling the inhabitants of it unto repentance, for the diverting of impendent judgments.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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