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synonyms for imminent

  • forthcoming
  • immediate
  • impending
  • inevitable
  • likely
  • looming
  • possible
  • probable
  • unavoidable
  • about to happen
  • approaching
  • brewing
  • close
  • coming
  • expectant
  • fast-approaching
  • following
  • gathering
  • in store
  • in the air
  • in the cards
  • in the offing
  • in the wind
  • in view
  • ineluctable
  • inescapable
  • inevasible
  • menacing
  • near
  • nearing
  • next
  • nigh
  • on its way
  • on the horizon
  • on the verge
  • overhanging
  • see it coming
  • threatening
  • to come
  • unescapable
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antonyms for imminent

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  • avoidable
  • distant
  • escapable
  • later
  • never
  • unlikely
  • doubtful
  • far
  • future
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How to use imminent in a sentence

No one should expect the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of Heaven.
WANT UNITY FOR REAL? THEN AMERICA NEEDS TO GET BACK TO FACTSSAMAR ALI, BILL HASLAM AND JON MEACHAMFEBRUARY 8, 2021TIME
Now it would not be her work schedule but Carol’s imminent death that would limit the duration of their bond.
A ‘MONEY PIT’ DOG, AN AILING OWNER AND ONE BIG QUESTIONDIANE COLEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
SEEING THE PENTAGON PAPERS IN A NEW LIGHTBY STEPHEN ENGELBERGFEBRUARY 3, 2021PROPUBLICA
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.
BILL BANNING LOCKED SECLUSION AND FACE-DOWN RESTRAINTS IN ILLINOIS SCHOOLS STALLS AS LAWMAKERS RUN OUT OF TIMEBY JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, AND JODI S. COHEN, PROPUBLICAJANUARY 14, 2021PROPUBLICA
Several alleged rioters have been arrested in the days following the insurrection, and the arrests of many more are likely imminent.
THE CAPITOL RIOTERS PUT THEMSELVES ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA. NOW THEY’RE GETTING ARRESTED.SARA MORRISONJANUARY 12, 2021VOX
He declined to share where Manna’s first market in the United States will be, but an announcement is imminent.
WITH GROCERY STORE ACCESS LIMITED DURING THE PANDEMIC, DRONE DELIVERY OFFERS A HIGH-TECH BOOST TO BUSINESSALYSSA NEWCOMBJANUARY 11, 2021FORTUNE
Those measures could be eased at the end of February as the imminent approval of the AstraZeneca-Oxford shot permits the vaccination of as many as 15 million of the country’s most vulnerable people, the Mail on Sunday reported.
ASTRAZENECA-OXFORD COVID VACCINE COULD GET U.K. APPROVAL AS SOON AS THIS WEEKBERNHARD WARNERDECEMBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
Millions of Americans face the imminent loss of unemployment benefits and the end of a moratorium on evictions.
ON A COVID CHRISTMAS, A NEW ROUTINE FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESSPAUL SCHWARTZMANDECEMBER 25, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The move is another possible sign that a Coinbase IPO might be imminent given that Andreessen is one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent investors and has had a hand guiding the growth of numerous companies, including Facebook.
COINBASE ADDS CISCO VET TO BOARD AHEAD OF RUMORED IPOJEFFDECEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
It’s shaping up to be a risk-on Monday as investors cheer the imminent arrival of vaccine doses.
COVID VACCINES ARE COMING—BUT IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE FOR THE HOUSING MARKETBERNHARD WARNERDECEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO IMMINENT

  • advancing
  • at hand
  • coming
  • convergent
  • drawing near
  • imminent
  • impending
  • moving closer
  • decided by fate
  • destined
  • doomed
  • foreordained
  • imminent
  • impending
  • in the stars
  • inescapable
  • inevitable
  • predestined
  • predetermined
  • preordained
  • unavoidable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.