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Noun1.forthcomingness - the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
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Department of State spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, "the economic sanctions that the international community has put on the (Iran) government as a result of its lack of forthcomingness on its nuclear program are having a profound impact on the ground and are being felt in what's happening to the rial."
When she asks Sarah about her missing baby, Sarah does not surprise Manon as she delivers the answer, "She dead," with her "usual forthcomingness" (190).
See Jared Wicks, "'Roman Reactions to Luther: The First Year (1518)," The Catholic Historical Review 69 (October, 1983): 551: "Whatever the reasons, the delegated spokesman [Cajetan] for Pope Leo X communicated to Luther a reduced set of charges, in an act of keen discretion and diplomatic forthcomingness not recognized in most biographies of Luther and histories of the Reformation." See also David Bagchi, Luther's Earliest Opponents.