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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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Adv.1.imminently - in an imminent manner
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I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.
It was too obvious now that their situation was imminently perilous to need the aid of language to confirm it.
He was at one and the same instant all modern, all imminently primitive, capable of fighting in redness of tooth and claw, desirous of remaining modern for as long as he could with his will master the study of ebon black of skin and dazzling white of decoration that confronted him.
"The unit is currently being fitted out by Crown Paints Limited with a view to opening imminently, so it will be another exciting addition to the ever expanding Vanguard Trade Park." The unit benefits from glazed frontages and a roller shutter loading door.
The green light for work to start on the partially-built Midland Metropolitan Hospital is expected "imminently", an NHS boss has said.
The UK office pointed out that the next generation Qashqai will be built at the Sunderland plant, and the new Juke crossover model starts production "imminently".
The inner sources stated that NAB has decided to imminently arrest both the above mentioned personalities as investigation of alleged corruption and dishonesty were going against them quite some time.
The authority has appointed Glasgow-based Mac Roofing and Contracting to carry out the "badly needed" work at Boddam School and Buchanhaven Primary, and a spokesman said the scheme will begin "imminently".
THREE of Newcastle United's internationals have returned to the club's Benton Training Centre after being afforded extended breaks - but Joselu looks set to depart the club imminently.
He says: "ISG will be imminently recruiting labourers to ensure self-delivery and to uphold quality of delivery."
Amnesty says there is completely secrecy around the dates identities of the prisoners who are expected to be imminently executed.