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impend

verb approach, be at hand, be forthcoming, be imminent, be in store, be near, be near at hand, draw near, imminere, impendere, loom, menace, promise ill, threaten
Associated concepts: impending danger, impending death, impending peril
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He became ten times a greater favorite than ever, and, as a natural result of the hospitality with which he was treated, he relaxed, as it were, perforce, the extremely parsimonious habits which his poverty had hitherto impelled him to observe, and very frequently had little reunions at his own house, when wit and jollity reigned supreme-dampened a little, of course, by the occasional remembrance of the untoward and melancholy fate which impended over the nephew of the late lamented bosom friend of the generous host.
But as the evening grew darker and darker, and the great city impended nearer and nearer, the doubts usual in such cases began to arise.
Just a hit of a jerk spoiled his dancing--a jerk that did not occur, usually, but that always impended.