be imminent

See: impend
References in classic literature ?
The danger could not be imminent. The Scotia, divided into seven compartments by strong partitions, could brave with impunity any leak.
THE Government warns us that another recession may be imminent. Two things to note here: First, we are not out of recession now despite "official" claims that we have recovery; Secondly, I am starting to believe that the Government and their rich pals are wanting to manufacture a recession.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski denounced what appears to be imminent military action against Syria, saying the US administration lacks a strategy for the region.
Haddadi and Ms Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani may be imminent. I call on Iran to
South Wales Chief Fire Officer Brian Fraser said a tragedy could be imminent. Over the last two weeks, his crews have rescued nine people from accidental house fires and 12 others have been injured or suffered smoke inhalation.
One drawback, though, is that it was developed with a 42-volt architecture in mind, which at the outset of the program looked to be imminent. Events, though, have shown otherwise so BorgWarner is now developing it to be compatible with a 12-volt solution, meaning that it is unlikely to enter the market until 2008 or 2009.
Business minister Carwyn Jones said such a debate was not necessary as action did not appear to be imminent.