imminence

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noun im·mi·nence \ˈi-mə-nən(t)s\

Definition of imminence

  1. 1 :  something imminent; especially :  impending evil or danger

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being imminent

Examples of imminence in a Sentence

  1. since the end of the Cold War, nuclear annihilation has seemed to be a less likely imminence

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First Known Use of imminence

1606



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