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How to use imminence in a sentence
In music, a sense of imminence gives us some purchase on that temporal forward motion that we can’t control.
imminence isn’t exclusive to rock bands, but it is a thing good rock bands do very well, and it might be something only music can do.
Instead, imminence might be that musical sensation of time pushing everyone forward at once, like the wind at our backs.
While these models may be useful for governments and policymakers to watch out for signs of rising Covid-19 infections—and escalate healthcare systems accordingly—its imminence has taken away the focus from India’s ongoing second wave.Indians are using the third wave predictions to plan vacations | Manavi Kapur | July 8, 2021 | Quartz
She is baffled, for instance, by the fact that most humans seem to ignore the imminence of death and the strange beauty of life.Barbara Ehrenreich Gives God a Going Over in Her New Book | Nick Romeo | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Koh developed a theory of "elongated imminence," which he likened to "battered spouse syndrome."
The settlement no doubt was influenced by the imminence of a large expansion of policy—the ill-starred Irish expedition.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
He seemed suddenly recalled to himself—to the imminence of some crisis dominating his freedom of decision.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
The services of John Clarke must be estimated by the imminence of the danger, and his skill by the difficulty of the negotiation.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
Weary as she was, the imminence of disaster at first fascinated—then enthralled her.The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
Their organization is usually quite informal and is determined by the nature and imminence of its conflicts with other groups.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park