Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Falling or striking against or upon something; impinging.

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

  • adjective Striking against or upon.

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  • adjective Striking against or upon.

Etymologies

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Latin impingens, present participle.

Examples

  • Furthermore, if the Spanish and Italian press reports of the collusion between the Polisario and AQIM in the kidnappings are true, it is impingent on Algeria as a member of the community of civilized nations to regain its control over the Polisario, exert its influence over the Polisario to release the kidnapped aid workers, and by whatever means necessary to dismantle the relationship between the Polisario and AQIM that threatens both Algeria, the refugees, the international aid workers who visit the region, and North Africa as a whole.

    Elizabeth Blackney: Truth in the Sahara: Refugees and Hostages

  • Furthermore, if the Spanish and Italian press reports of the collusion between the Polisario and AQIM in the kidnappings are true, it is impingent on Algeria as a member of the community of civilized nations to regain its control over the Polisario, exert its influence over the Polisario to release the kidnapped aid workers, and by whatever means necessary to dismantle the relationship between the Polisario and AQIM that threatens both Algeria, the refugees, the international aid workers who visit the region, and North Africa as a whole.

    Elizabeth Blackney: Truth in the Sahara: Refugees and Hostages

  • Furthermore, if the Spanish and Italian press reports of the collusion between the Polisario and AQIM in the kidnappings are true, it is impingent on Algeria as a member of the community of civilized nations to regain its control over the Polisario, exert its influence over the Polisario to release the kidnapped aid workers, and by whatever means necessary to dismantle the relationship between the Polisario and AQIM that threatens both Algeria, the refugees, the international aid workers who visit the region, and North Africa as a whole.

    Joseph K. Grieboski: The Story Behind the Western Sahara Kidnappings

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