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The political reality, however, means Congress is unlikely to pass such a measure—given the deadlock between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, and the impending November election.

From Fortune

As part of the socially conservative and more populist wing of the party, Buchanan had long had reservations about Bush, so he used his speaking slot at the convention to talk about the impending “culture wars.”

Between the impending launch of Facebook’s Libra and China’s proposed central-bank digital currency, events now could reshape global finance for a generation.

Shoprite’s impending exit is a telling marker of the state of Nigeria’s consumer economy.

From Quartz

While an impending wave of soured loans isn’t expected to cause a credit crisis, the forecast demonstrates the economic pain that’s anticipated from heightened unemployment and bankruptcies.

From Quartz

The director left then; he could see the impending catastrophe.

Certainly his clothes support this notion of impending takeover.

On several occasions, Pakistani officials tipped off Maulvi Nazir and his men about impending drone strikes.

The play, set in 1982, depicts the struggles of three privileged slackers to come to terms with impending adulthood.

The same thing happens when her mute daughter, the sweet Kattrin, is shot as she tries to warn a hamlet of impending slaughter.

From the moment that they jerked up their horses at MacRae's call, I had an odd sense of impending trouble.

In the midst of his new success, another severe family blow was impending on Bruce.

The imaginary fears were gone, and she became distinctly conscious of some great impending danger.

The Girondists still met in Madame Roland's library to deliberate concerning measures for averting the impending ruin.

During the delay, Pharaoh, one of the Negroes, decided to warn the Richmonders of their impending disaster.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impending, such as: approaching, brewing, imminent, looming, coming, and gathering.

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