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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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"In reality I would suggest it's somewhat behind that as well, simply because with no powers we can't start work, and some of the key interfaces around HS2 and things like that have to start imminently.
I don't panic into expecting such mishaps imminently.
Summary: Contrary to recent reports, MP Michel Aoun will not imminently become Lebanon's president.
ASTON Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo expects Idrissa Gana's move to Everton to be completed imminently - despite other interest.
filmmaker is reportedly worried about how his ex- wife is coping with the court case surrounding the custody of their 15- year- old son Rocco, but is hopeful it will all be ' resolved imminently'.
In a press statement, the government said that work to build new residential units for nationals whose homes were destroyed by war, will start imminently and will be financed by Kuwait.
The almost should report "The Clutha families have already waited for almost two years, and I believe they should have an assurance that the report is now nearing completion and will be published imminently and certainly before the second anniversary of the tragedy.
OWNER and chairman Fawaz R and chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has vowed that any outstanding money owed by Nottingham Forest will be paid "imminently" after the club was placed under a full transfer embargo for missing the latest instalment on their club-record signing Britt Assombalonga, who moved to the City Ground from Peterborough in a PS5.5million deal in the summer.
The group "was planning to commit serious terrorist attacks, and to do so imminently," Eric Van Der Sypt, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutors' office, said on Thursday in Brussels .
NNA - Deputy Michel Moussa on Thursday morning told the "Voice of Lebanon" radio that "dialogue is the sole alternative to elect imminently a president." On another note, he said that Riyadh's request to place Hezbollah on terrorist list would not affect Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri's efforts to hold dialogue between Hezbollah and Future.
A source told the Daily Mirror that the actor has big ambitions and aims to get into politics imminently.
From its penchant for classic, folksy strings and its clear, emotive vocals, this is a band that's imminently listenable and very much in line with a lot of the contemporary Americana mania.