Origin of impending
verb (used without object)
Origin of impend
Examples from the Web for impending
The director left then; he could see the impending catastrophe.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|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|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|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|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.
Brief time remains for thee to prepare for the impending stroke, to arrange thy affairs, and to take leave of thy friends.Egmont|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Shelley and Mary in Bath suspected nothing of the impending crisis.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
The young girl had had a presentiment of impending evil, but her wish to postpone the journey had been overruled.Modern Magic|Maximilian Schele de Vere
There was not much wind, but it was sufficient for the impending mischief.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Neither of the women most intimately concerned is blind to the impending possibilities; it is only man who cannot see.The Spinster Book|Myrtle Reed
Word Origin for impend
1590s, from figurative use of Latin impendere "to hang over, to be imminent," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pendere "hang" (see pendant). Related: Impended; impending.