Definition of impend
1a : to hover threateningly : menaceb : to be about to occur the impending trial
2 archaic : to hang suspended
Examples of impend in a Sentence
for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending
Recent Examples of impend from the Web
On the contrary, impending elections, in Pakistan next year and in India in 2019, will make things worse: there are votes in taking a tough approach to the enemy.
Many plants are able to sense when they're being eaten, and respond by releasing chemicals to deter hungry herbivores and warn other plants of impending danger.
Through it all, longtime Leo fans dating back to the Leo Mania days (yours truly included) have stuck by him regardless of Leo’s impending induction into the Dad Bod Hall of Fame.
If not, any of the six impending free agents could be gone by July 31.
Indiana offered in the spring, with guard depth an understandable priority, given the departure or impending departure after this season of James Blackmon Jr., Josh Newkirk and Robert Johnson all.
Anthony’s impending death was a strain on their marriage, no doubt.
Gaza authorities have warned of impending health and environmental crisis because of the power shortages.
But neither could relate to Denise’s impending character arc.
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