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Definition of Imminent


  1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril.
  2. Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
  3. (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.

Imminent Quotations

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
Tom Stoppard

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Ludwig von Mises

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't think people would climb mountains or jump off bridges with parachutes or kayak Class V rapids if those things didn't offer the brief and horrible illusion of imminent death. They would just be complicated, time-consuming endeavors that we'd steer well clear of because they got in the way of real life.
Sebastian Junger

The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.
Noam Chomsky
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Imminent Translations

imminent in German is bevorstehend, drohende
imminent in Latin is praestans prestans
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