Definition of 'impend'
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It was typical of his good manners to make light of his impending death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Experts last night called it an impending disaster. The Sun (2016)This monarch is impotent, his own impending death from lung cancer kept from him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a looming winter crisis in the health service and an impending disaster in social care as a result of local government cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A feeling of having to keep at it and the awful impending doom. The Sun (2017)There are other aspects to his impending arrival of true world class that are also surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could be the earliest detectable sign of coma and impending death. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He will also make them happy by distancing himself once again from rumours of his impending departure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was no sign of impending doom either. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then he ignored those who warned of an impending crisis with insurgents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And pals say they are ecstatic about their impending arrival. The Sun (2007)The realisation of his impending death does not make him regret things he has said or written. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But their plans are scuppered when all three of their daughters announce impending marriages. The Sun (2008)The script is the usual rumbustious homage to the twin horrors of suburbia and impending doom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the causes of the impending crisis? Times, Sunday Times (2010)And its impending arrival is provoking strong emotions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Thank goodness we had a comedian preparing for his own impending death to cheer us up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My sense of impending doom rises another notch. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But rebel spokesmen said supplies were not getting through and warned of an impending fuel crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His impending departure is wholly amicable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The need for speed was clear, and so was impending disaster. Christianity Today (2000)No club flirts with as many impending disasters as Newcastle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will certainly be interesting to see where and how the Chilean deploys his impending arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of course, there are some small or perhaps not so small clouds hanging over their impending marriage. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)A doctor at one camp warned of an impending health disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His impending departure comes after days of intrigue, sniping and crisis talks that exposed the deepening rift between the two men. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WEATHER forecasting doesn't sound as if it could save the planet from impending disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The MP informed his constituency association of his impending departure at the weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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