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Imminent

Impending; menacingly close at hand; threatening.

Imminent peril, for example, is danger that is certain, immediate, and impending, such as the type an individual might be in as a result of a serious illness or accident. The chance of the individual dying would be highly probable in such situation, as opposed to remote or contingent. For a gift causa mortis (Latin for "in anticipation of death") to be effective, the donor must be in imminent peril and must die as a result of it.

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"It's only my opinion, but if there was a takeover that was imminent I would have thought that Mike Ashley would have let the new consortium decide what would happen with Benitez.
(We had delayed flights last night due to a lightning alert, which prohibits ground movements due to imminent danger)
Concerning the decision to deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln, McKenzie added that the threats from Iran in early May were "advanced, imminent and very specific." In the predawn hours of May 13, four ships were sabotaged in the Gulf of Oman off the UAE's Fujairah port.
Teplitz clarification came two days after, a minister in Sri Lanka government, Harsha de Silva, had said that the US and India warned of imminent attacks before the Easter bombings, in which at least 310 people were killed.
Pakistan is facing an imminent water crisis as official projections show the country, whose population has increased fivefold since 1960 to some 207 million, will run dry by 2025, when they will be facing an "absolute scarcity" of water with less than 500 cubic metres available per person.
possessed a legitimate fear of imminent serious physical harm.
Mohamed Azmin Ali who was on a working visit to the country, also discussed the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, and promised the outcome would be a very imminent win-win resolution.
KADUNA State Government has urged communities along riversides to maintain vigilance over imminent flood on Tuesday night and the next couple of days as rainstorms are highly probable.
Kids at the Khan Al-Ahmar School which is at imminent risk of demolition RAMALLAH, July 16 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Authority's Minister for Education and Higher Education, Sabri Saidam Monday made an exceptional opening of academic year at the "Rubber Tyre School" in The West Bank's Palestinian village of Khan Al Ahmar which is at imminent risk of demolition.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorists in Quneitra and Dara'a fear the Syrian army's imminent military operations in the region, local sources said on Thursday, adding that a new wave of insecurities has spread in regions occupied by the militants.
They disapproved of the Palace's statement which cited "imminent threats" as basis for the suspension.
to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.