1585–95; < Latin impendent- stem of impendēns present participle of impendēre to hang over, threaten. See impend, -ent

impendence, impendency, noun Unabridged
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close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement" [syn: at hand
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Example sentences
The press needs to present impendent criticism from both sides.
Impendent sections occur on both sides of raised bridge.
It is designed to promote or enhance impendent living through the stabilization of their illness.
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