We seriously consider the dreadful judgments that now impend the nation.
Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.
They were his rock of refuge in any cataclysm that might impend.
Concealing his agitation, he began the routine of such familiar labors as impend on the eve of battle.
To Hugh a crisis seemed to impend, but he held off for the Gilmores, ...