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But this isn’t the first time a world leader constructed a wall between himself and those he deemed imminent threats. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It emphasised that there was'absolutely no information or intelligence' suggesting an imminent threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scarlet phone that warns emergency staff of imminent arrivals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was triggered by the prospect of imminent death. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The envelope was not to be opened until an attack was imminent. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)The tone of imminent threat is crucial to the book but too often feels histrionic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The end of the war was imminent. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)But imminent death changed all of this. Christianity Today (2000)The definitive insolvency of the country now is an imminent threat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That suggests to me that he is not a man who feels under imminent serious threat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And although he was being probed by tax officials he was in no imminent danger of being jailed. The Sun (2011)After five days in the hideout, the rebels told them a new attack was imminent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was rioting on the streets; civil war seemed imminent. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)In both cases the imminent' arrival was significantly delayed. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)It was "a curious thing' for a man under thirty to predict his imminent death. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Once more it was unclear which way power would swing; yet again civil war appeared imminent. THE CURIOUS LIFE OF ROBERT HOOKE: The Man who Measured London (2003)The operation was launched because there was a fear that the men's lives were in imminent danger. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I was suffering from terrible stomach cramps and in imminent danger of letting go at either end. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)The attention shone on her, as strangers stopped her in the street to ask about her imminent arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Were it not that all that the characters talk about is her imminent death, you could almost forget she was there. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Last week US officials said they had no sign of an imminent attack. The Sun (2006)A spokesman said on Monday that officers had uncovered no threat of an imminent attack at home or abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: imminent ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is imminent, especially something unpleasant, you mean it is almost certain to happen very soon.
There appeared no imminent danger.
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