imminence

[im-uh-nuhns]
noun
1.
Also, imminency. the state or condition of being imminent or impending: the imminence of war.
2.
something that is imminent, especially an impending evil or danger.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin imminentia. See imminent, -ence

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imminent (ˈɪmɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  liable to happen soon; impending
2.  obsolete jutting out or overhanging
 
[C16: from Latin imminēre to project over, from im- (in) + -minēre to project; related to mons mountain]
 
'imminence
 
n
 
'imminentness
 
n
 
'imminently
 
adv

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Example sentences
Many persons even recognize the imminence of an indisposition by the inability
  to recall proper names.
Fresh news reports are lending the thing a flavor of imminence.
At first, nothing happens, which means the air is uncomfortably charged with
  imminence.
The only difference is that the imminence of a collapse is higher during a
  banking crisis than during a sovereign debt crisis.
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