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imminent

about to occur at any moment; impending: in imminent danger
Not to be confused with:
emanate – to flow out, issue, or proceed; come forth; originate; emit; arise, spring: His great talent emanates from the very depths of his being.
eminent – prominent; distinguished; noteworthy: an eminent author
immanent – innate, inborn, intrinsic: an immanent gift of musical ability; inherent; existing or remaining within; subjective
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im·mi·nent

 (ĭm′ə-nənt)
adj.
About to occur; impending: in imminent danger.

[Middle English iminent, from Old French imminent, from Latin imminēns, imminent-, present participle of imminēre, to overhang : in-, in; see in-2 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

im′mi·nent·ly adv.
im′mi·nent·ness n.
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imminent

(ˈɪmɪnənt)
adj
1. liable to happen soon; impending
2. obsolete jutting out or overhanging
[C16: from Latin imminēre to project over, from im- (in) + -minēre to project; related to mons mountain]
ˈimminence, ˈimminentness n
ˈimminently adv
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im•mi•nent

(ˈɪm ə nənt)

adj.
1. likely to occur at any moment; impending: Her death is imminent.
2. projecting or leaning forward; overhanging.
[1520–30; < Latin imminēre to overhang]
im′mi•nent•ly, adv.
im′mi•nent•ness, n.
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imminent

, immanent - Imminent is "about to happen" and immanent is "inherent" or "pervading the material world."
See also related terms for inherent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imminent - close in timeimminent - 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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imminent

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imminent

adjective
About to occur at any moment:
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Translations
داهِم، وَشيك الوُقوع
blízkýhrozící
közelgõ
yfirvofandi
gresiantisneišvengiamumas
draudošsnenovēršams
eli kulağındayakın

imminent

[ˈɪmɪnənt] ADJ (= impending) → inminente
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imminent

[ˈɪmɪnənt] adjimminent(e)
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imminent

adjnahe bevorstehend; to be imminentnahe bevorstehen; I think an announcement is imminentich glaube, es steht eine Ankündigung bevor
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imminent

[ˈɪmɪnənt] adjimminente
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imminent

(ˈiminənt) adjective
(especially of something unpleasant) likely to happen etc very soon. A storm is imminent.
ˈimminence noun
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imminent

a. inminente; irremediable.
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References in classic literature ?
But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
(and he himself an insignificant atom in it) would go through fire and water, commit crime, die, or perform deeds of highest heroism, and so he could not but tremble and his heart stand still at the imminence of that word.
The air was damp with the on-coming of rain, for the storm had not yet burst, though the rising wind proclaimed its imminence. As far as he could see, there was no sign of Dede on the smooth, grassy hills.
But for the fact that the white-gods were there below and were certain to be back at any moment, not many moments would Jerry have held the deck, for every lessened mile between the return boys and Malaita contributed a rising of their spirits, and under the imminence of their old-time independence, Lerumie, as an instance of many of them, with strong gustatory sensations and a positive drooling at the mouth, regarded Jerry in terms of food and vengeance that were identical.
Continually changing its intensity and abruptly variant in pitch, it impinged on his nerves and senses, made him nervous and restless and worried him with a perpetual imminence of happening.
His reason for this was that it was taboo to the lesser sex of woman, and therefore, a refuge for him from Balatta, who grew more persecutingly and perilously loverly as the Southern Cross rode higher in the sky and marked the imminence of her nuptials.
The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act.