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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPENDING

The steps suggested to meet this impending calamity were strange enough.

For all felt a blow to be impending, and only marvelled at its being so long withheld.

Tito began to be much preoccupied with her impending duties.

In vague ways it was borne in upon him that a change was impending.

I troubled myself with the care of that which was not impending over me.

Mrs. Judson alone persisted in reminding me of the impending scandal.

They had striven, all the previous day, to rescue Barnaby from his impending fate.

Here, also, he had a pretext to break off impending agreements.

She had a sense of impending disaster, but she did not express it in her words.

His impending retirement had been one of her greatest triumphs.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from figurative use of Latin impendere "to hang over, to be imminent," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pendere "hang" (see pendant). Related: Impended; impending.

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