imminence

[ im-uh-nuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF imminence
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Dim indeed was the light, but his sight was keen, and quickened by the imminence of danger.

"Not now," she cried, finding voice and word in the imminence of the peril.

Yes,” said she, brightening at the imminence of victory, “and she says she thinks it will be just the thing.

His insides writhed with helplessness and the imminence of a crash.

There was in the air an imminence of incident, acid and barbed.

At a glance the latter understood the extent and the imminence of their danger.

There could be no doubt concerning the imminence of the danger.

She felt the imminence of a disaster greater than that which had already occurred.

She was aware of the imminence of her loss without deploring it.

Weary as she was, the imminence of disaster at first fascinated—then enthralled her.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Late Latin imminentia, from Latin imminentem (see imminent).

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