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Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words
What is the root word of imminent?
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What is a sentence using the word imminent?
Is the word imminent used only for undesirable events?
No, although it is true that the word 'imminent' is probably most commonly used in relation to unpleasant or undesirable events. The word just means 'about to occur'; 'close in time'; 'likely to happen soon';'impending'. It's perfectly appropriate to use it in other contexts, including happy ones! For example: He waited excitedly for the imminent announcement of the latest lottery winner. She looked forward with enthusiasm to her imminent retirement. The man believed his nomination for 'Employee of the Week' was imminent. The news channel reported that the results of the election were imminent.
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How do you use imminent in a sentence?
Imminent is a word to describe that something is almost positively sure to occur. The reason I say almost is because the with has been used so many times like "Society is destroying our planet and we are heading for imminent doom", or "If you do that, you will be heading for imminent danger", or "An asteroid is heading our was and we are facing our imminent destruction." More correctly used should be "It could be our imminent destruction".