a. not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation
She was held in custody pending trial.
Sentence in Classic:
A song was pending as he entered, and he dropped into a seat near his hostess, his eyes roaming in search of Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Lee had surrendered, Lincoln was dead, and Johnson and Congress were at loggerheads; the Thirteenth Amendment was adopted, the Fourteenth pending, and the Fifteenth declared in force in 1870.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context