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, who seemed to be used to crises.
Broken boulders often impend the river's course for miles, and hopelessly obstruct descent.
The Kalmuck priest wears a leather coat, over the laps of which impend hundreds of strips, with leather tassels on the breast.
The strike and the lockout become potential, but they impend as possibilities and do their work.
One morning it happened, the 16th of February, when naught of moment seemed to impend.
At last he smiled, whilst I bowed before him, but very vaguely conscious of what might impend.