imminent imminent  /ˈɪ mə nənt/


  • (adj) close in time; about to occur

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  • The President declared that there was present and imminent danger of an attack from the seas.


  1. Jackson signing waiting a day?

    The signing of Tarvaris Jackson as a backup quarterback for the Seahawks appears imminent. But according to a Tweet from Jackson in the last hour, it may wait until  Thursday. Responding to a question, Jackson Tweeted: @smilezp12 not officially… Headed that way tomorrow to make it offici
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. In Hong Kong Hideout, Snowden Faces Complex Legal System

    As charges appear imminent against the NSA leaker, his fate might rest in the hands of China's 'one country, two systems' arrangement
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  3. Coroner: Death Imminent For Woman Hurt In Santa Monica Rampage

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office says death is "imminent" for one woman hospitalized following a deadly shooting rampage in Santa Monica.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles


  1. Announcing the raise in threat level, Alan Johnson said on Friday night that "there is no intelligence to suggest than an attack is imminent".
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: Alan Johnson Source:

  2. "I'm appalled by reports of the imminent execution," Hague said at a press conference in London alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. "I think that stoning is a medieval punishment that has no place in the modern world and the...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: William Hague Source: AFP

  3. "With the denial of bail being upheld and incarceration imminent," Bush said, "I believe it is now important to react to that decision."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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