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Being about to occur; impending.

im·pen′dence n.


(ɪmˈpɛn dənt)

near at hand; impending.
[1585–95; < Latin]
im•pend′ence, im•pend′en•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impendent - close in timeimpendent - close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
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what if all Her stores were op'n'd, and this Firmament Of Hell should spout her Cataracts of Fire, Impendent horrors, threatning hideous fall One day upon our heads; while we perhaps Designing or exhorting glorious Warr, Caught in a fierie Tempest shall be hurl'd Each on his rock transfixt, the sport and prey Of racking whirlwinds, or for ever sunk Under yon boyling Ocean, wrapt in Chains; There to converse with everlasting groans, Unrespited, unpitied, unrepreevd, Ages of hopeless end; this would be worse.
He stressed his country's determination to continue work towards reaching a just and lasting solution for Palestinian Cause through establishing a viable impendent Palestinian state over the entire Palestinian territories that is able to live and last in security and peace.
Ford doggedly perpetuated those myths for eight years through his weekly newspaper, the Dearborn Impendent, which (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Christopher.
An impartial and impendent judiciary is the corner stone of our Constitution.