Example sentences for: impending

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

  • He did introduce one new subject: the impending rewrite of the patent laws that (he says) will allow foreigners to steal U.S. inventions.

  • Cynics advised him to retire before the impending salary-cap war between players and team owners brings the NBA to a grinding halt.

  • Last week, in what was seen as a sign of his impending retirement, he invited all the priests in the archdiocese to see him celebrate the Chrism Mass.

  • Sheehy's psychological biography of the first lady is deemed old news by the critics ("compartmentalization, the need of children of alcoholics to please and Hillary the enabler, who feels closest to Bill when she's saving him from impending disaster") that will be of use only as a "compendium of all the previous reporting on the Clintons' marriage" for "people who have been trapped in a mine for the last few years" (Gail Collins, the New York Times Book Review ). The Washington Post 's "Reliable Source" column has had a field day pointing out factual errors in the book over the past few weeks.

  • That way, anyone who sees an accident about to happen will take all cost-justified measures to prevent it (perhaps by honking furiously to warn of impending danger).


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