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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimminentim‧mi‧nent /ˈɪmɪnənt/ ●○○ adjective  SOONan event that is imminent, especially an unpleasant one, will happen very soonimminent danger/threat/death/disaster etc He was in imminent danger of dying. A new trade agreement is imminent.imminence noun [uncountable] the imminence of the General Electionimminently adverb
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imminentFerreira says a deal with Jackson is imminent.Total economic disintegration appeared to be imminent.Soon it became clear to everyone that war was imminent.Parents should avoid hanging a dark cloud by communicating that life is dangerous and that failure is imminent.Reports of negotiations have persisted since the Wall Street Journal reported last month that a buyout was imminent.Several newspapers claim an announcement is imminent.With the election imminent, Churchill returned to London.Some of the buildings were in a state of imminent collapse.The child was in imminent danger of falling into the water.That is why the imminent decisions are so vital.Immediately David Stirling ordered Johnny Cooper to rescue their car from imminent destruction.The implication was clear: the Fed was trying to ward off an imminent recession.imminent danger/threat/death/disaster etcDauntless reviewed his feelings about imminent death.For much of the past week I have had this dreadful, stomach-churning feeling of imminent disaster.So intense is the chameleon's concentration that it is quite unaware of imminent danger.We face no imminent threat, but we do have an enemy.Detain any person who poses an imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm.Rather, they said, it was the imminent death of the hunger strikers that stepped up the political pressure this week.Never was Stanford in imminent danger, though.Finally, there are the prophecies of Alexander's imminent death which were circulating weeks before his death.
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