Example sentences for: imminent

How can you use “imminent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The New York Times goes with a story the others run inside: the EPA's imminent recommendation that Congress revoke rules it passed in 1990 requiring all oil companies to include an oxygenate additive in gasoline, on the EPA's grounds that at least one such additive, a possible carcinogen, while promoting cleaner combustion, is polluting groundwater.

  • Fascinated by the bill's strange bedfellow coalition of supporters and convinced that a dramatic vote was imminent, the papers started hitching their leads to the vote in the middle of last week, which meant that as the vote kept not materializing, the papers were stuck in bed with a story that wouldn't undress and was ugly anyway.

  • The idea was to feed the computers bits of information like, "The Soviet Air Force chief drank two martinis yesterday," or, "Kruschev isn't reading Pravda on Mondays," from which the computer was to deduce that the Soviets were building a new missile, or that some inner-circle coup was imminent, or whatever.

  • In addition, comprehensive, timely information on incidents can help federal and nonfederal analysis centers determine the nature of an attack, provide warnings, and advise on how to mitigate an imminent attack.

  • But the later metro edition of the Times leads with news of an imminent $60 billion phone company merger.


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