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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENDING

Shall we pray for a second Joshua, arresting the sun, pending deliberation?

The best plan would be to leave it there, pending a favourable moment.

The crisis was pending, and sooner than we expected it came.

I glanced at Joyce, and she at me, then both of us at Pending.

"Of course I'm there," she said; then pending another inspiration she was silent.

Pending the arrival of the uniforms the men had drilled in strange array.

His advices from London told him that a parliamentary crisis was pending.

A bill to enfranchise widows and spinsters was pending in Parliament.

They agreed to the terms and, pending their ratification, raised the siege of Chartres.

That is the pending break-up of the political solidarity of the South.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "during, in the process of," preposition formed from root of French pendant "during," literally "hanging," present participle of pendere "to hang, to suspend" (see pendant). Meaning patterned on a secondary sense of Latin pendente "not decided," literally "hanging," in legal phrase pendente lite "while the suit is pending." Use of the present participle before nouns caused it to be regarded as a preposition. As an adjective from 1797.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PENDING

awaiting

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