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No one should expect the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of Heaven.

From Time

Now it would not be her work schedule but Carol’s imminent death that would limit the duration of their bond.

The editor was correctly worried that his book, which was not slated to come out for weeks, would be overshadowed by the imminent publication of a massive series of stories on the papers, including their revelations about the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

In addition, schools would have been told they could seclude students in unlocked spaces and use other types of restraints only when there is an “imminent danger of serious physical harm” to the student or others.

Several alleged rioters have been arrested in the days following the insurrection, and the arrests of many more are likely imminent.

From Vox

Gävle Goat must be dreading the imminent holiday and his fifty-fifty chance of destruction.

Yet, the ever-visionary Van Gogh still feels the possibility of acclaim after his imminent death.

Its arrival, experts say, is not just inevitable but imminent.

When crawling and walking are imminent, I talk with parents about getting the house ready.

The only exception is military action to repel an imminent attack.

William has thus been happily able to report to the society the approaching conversion of M'Bongo and his imminent civilization.

They tobogganed down hills without a brake at the imminent peril of their lives.

Altogether, we spent five consecutive days hovering around that collection of law-enforcers, in imminent risk of capture.

Fresh light may be shed on the matter by the battle now imminent, but I am cabling on reasoned existing facts.

Yet he kept on, hoping against imminent death itself that his words would reach some willing ear.


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On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imminent, such as: forthcoming, immediate, impending, inevitable, likely, and looming.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.