about to happen; imminent: their impending marriage.
imminently threatening or menacing: an impending storm.
- pending, impending
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How to use impending in a sentence
The political reality, however, means Congress is unlikely to pass such a measure—given the deadlock between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, and the impending November election.Business groups don’t expect to implement Trump’s ‘unworkable’ payroll order | Jeff | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
As part of the socially conservative and more populist wing of the party, Buchanan had long had reservations about Bush, so he used his speaking slot at the convention to talk about the impending “culture wars.”
Between the impending launch of Facebook’s Libra and China’s proposed central-bank digital currency, events now could reshape global finance for a generation.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 8) | Singularity Hub Staff | August 8, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Shoprite’s impending exit is a telling marker of the state of Nigeria’s consumer economy.Africa’s largest retailer is pulling out of the continent’s largest economy | Yomi Kazeem | August 3, 2020 | Quartz
While an impending wave of soured loans isn’t expected to cause a credit crisis, the forecast demonstrates the economic pain that’s anticipated from heightened unemployment and bankruptcies.Chinese bank losses are projected to exceed the US and Western Europe combined | John Detrixhe | July 22, 2020 | Quartz
The director left then; he could see the impending catastrophe.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly his clothes support this notion of impending takeover.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way | Tom Teodorczuk | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On several occasions, Pakistani officials tipped off Maulvi Nazir and his men about impending drone strikes.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan | Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The play, set in 1982, depicts the struggles of three privileged slackers to come to terms with impending adulthood.Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years | Tom Teodorczuk | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The same thing happens when her mute daughter, the sweet Kattrin, is shot as she tries to warn a hamlet of impending slaughter.
From the moment that they jerked up their horses at MacRae's call, I had an odd sense of impending trouble.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the midst of his new success, another severe family blow was impending on Bruce.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
The imaginary fears were gone, and she became distinctly conscious of some great impending danger.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The Girondists still met in Madame Roland's library to deliberate concerning measures for averting the impending ruin.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
During the delay, Pharaoh, one of the Negroes, decided to warn the Richmonders of their impending disaster.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for impending
about to happen; imminent
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