One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very soon.‘an announcement is expected imminently’
- ‘We don't believe anything is going to happen imminently.’
- ‘A government spokeswoman said a replacement for him would be announced "imminently".’
- ‘Her decision is due "imminently".’
- ‘We are expecting the completion of the first two imminently.’
- ‘Three more restaurants have opened and more are scheduled to open imminently.’
- ‘An inspection is expected imminently.’
- ‘Once this document is signed - which is expected imminently - it's obviously too late to change anything.’
- ‘Is this something that you expect to happen imminently?’
- ‘Decisions are due imminently.’
- ‘He believes that a fight is imminently about to start.’
The adverbs imminently and eminently are often confused. Imminently means ‘very soon’ (a general election may be announced imminently), while eminently means ‘to a notable degree; very’ (the book is topical and informative and eminently readable)
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