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 Meanings and Examples of IMMINENT
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imminent
 a.  near at hand; close in time; about to occur
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  In it he told the young man of the imminent danger which threatened them, and how necessary it was that he should return.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  Hitherto, Rowena had sustained her part in this trying scene with undismayed courage, but it was because she had not considered the danger as serious and imminent.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  The words were not without emotion, and retained their level tone as if by a careful equipoise between imminent extremes.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
4  And, above all, take care of yourself in the meanwhile, for I do not think that there can be a doubt that you are threatened by a very real and imminent danger.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
5  Here is the statement which was drawn up by my father when he knew that the danger from Hudson had become imminent.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
6  To humour your guilty elder son, you have exposed your innocent younger son to imminent and unnecessary danger.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
7  And the institution of the family, and the emotions that arise therein, the fierce jealousy, the tenderness for offspring, parental self-devotion, all found their justification and support in the imminent dangers of the young.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
8  In the imminent peril in which Jean Valjean found himself, this sombre building had about it a solitary and uninhabited look which tempted him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
9  It is this peril, possibly imminent towards the close of the eighteenth century, which the French Revolution, that immense act of probity, cut short.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
10  Marius had already seen too much of life not to know that nothing is more imminent than the impossible, and that what it is always necessary to foresee is the unforeseen.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER V—END OF THE VERSES OF JEAN PROUVAIRE
11  The insurgents, all intent on the attack, which was imminent, had their backs turned to these two.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—JEAN VALJEAN TAKES HIS REVENGE
12  We are still surrounded by mountains of ice, still in imminent danger of being crushed in their conflict.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
13  Such was the young clergyman's condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
14  From the beginning of the discussion he had instinctively avoided the mention of Mattie's name, fearing he hardly knew what: criticism, complaints, or vague allusions to the imminent probability of her marrying.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
15  We were thus placed in the most imminent danger, as this gigantic creature, setting up its back, raised the ship three feet at least out of the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
Example Sentence:
1  We are hoping that the conquest of cancer is imminent.
2  The mere mention of the words "heart failure", can conjure up, to the layman, the prospect of imminent death.
3  Her remarks were intended to scotch rumours of an imminent election date.
4  He was faced with imminent death.
5  Peak oil does not mean that we are in imminent danger of running out of oil.
6  The danger of a third world war, present appearances notwithstanding, is not imminent.
7  The stars of the biggest hedge funds are losing their shirts as analysts fear a major financial wipeout is imminent.