One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state or fact of being about to happen.‘the populace was largely unaware of the imminence of war’
- ‘Rent reviews tend to run in five-year cycles, so if the rent being paid seems low for the location, assess the imminence and likely impact of the next review.’
- ‘The pre-emptive action has to be proportionate to the significance and imminence of the threat.’
- ‘I claim no prize for predicting five years ago the imminence of something that finally happened the last few weeks.’
- ‘More than three insiders buying or selling may just indicate the imminence of positive or negative news.’
- ‘Informed sources are indicating that after next weekend the imminence of the elections will effectively end any space for agreement.’
- ‘The rating must also consider the imminence of the threat or the opportunity.’
- ‘His characters live with the imminence of catastrophe on a daily basis.’
- ‘How concerned should be we be about the imminence of an earthquake there?’
- ‘The very imminence of war has already galvanized the peace movement.’
- ‘A nation perceives the inevitability but not the imminence of an attack.’
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