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IM'MINENT, a. [L. imminens, from immineo, to hang over; in and minor, to threaten. See Menace.]

Literally, shooting over; hence, hanging over; impending; threatening; near; appearing as if about to fall on; used of evils; as imminent danger; imminent judgments, evils or death.




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IM'MINENT, a. [L. imminens, from immineo, to hang over; in and minor, to threaten. See Menace.]

Literally, shooting over; hence, hanging over; impending; threatening; near; appearing as if about to fall on; used of evils; as imminent danger; imminent judgments, evils or death.


IM'MI-NENT, a. [L. imminens, from immineo, to hang over; in and minor, to threaten. See Menace.]

Literally, shooting over; hence, hanging over; impending; threatening; near; appearing as if about to fall on; used of evils; as, imminent danger; imminent judgments, evils or death. Hooker. Milton.


Im"mi*nent
  1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril.

    "In danger imminent." Spenser.
  2. Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.

    Hairbreadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach. Shak.

  3. (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.

    [R.]

    Their eyes ever imminent upon worldly matters. Milton.

    Syn. -- Impending; threatening; near; at hand. -- Imminent, Impending, Threatening. Imminent is the strongest: it denotes that something is ready to fall or happen on the instant; as, in imminent danger of one's life. Impending denotes that something hangs suspended over us, and may so remain indefinitely; as, the impending evils of war. Threatening supposes some danger in prospect, but more remote; as, threatening indications for the future.

    Three times to-day
    You have defended me from imminent death.
    Shak.

    No story I unfold of public woes,
    Nor bear advices of impending foes.
    Pope.

    Fierce faces threatening war. Milton.

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Imminent

IM'MINENT, adjective [Latin imminens, from immineo, to hang over; in and minor, to threaten. See Menace.]

Literally, shooting over; hence, hanging over; impending; threatening; near; appearing as if about to fall on; used of evils; as imminent danger; imminent judgments, evils or death.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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nothing

NOTH'ING, n. [no and thing.]

1. Not any thing; not any being or existence; a word that denies the existence of any thing; non-entity; opposed to something. The world was created from nothing.

2. Non-existnce; a state of annihilation.

3. Not any thing; not any particular thing, deed or event. Nothing was done to redeem our character. He thought nothing done, while any thing remained to be done.

A determination to choose nothing is a determination not to choose the truth.

4. No other thing.

Nothing but this will entitle you to God's acceptance.

5. No part, portion, quantity or degree. The troops manifested nothing of irresolution in the attack.

Yet had his aspect nothing of severe.

6. No importance; no value; no use.

Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of naught. Isaiah 41.

7. No possession of estate; a low condition.

A man that from very nothing is grown to an unspeakable estate.

8. A thing of no proportion to something, or of trifling value or advantage.

The charge of making the ground, and otherwise, is great, but nothing to the profit.

9. A trifle; a thing of no consideration or importance.

Tis nothing, says the fool; but says the friend, this nothing, sir, will bring you to your end.

To make nothing of, to make no difficulty or to consider as trifling, light or unimportant.

We are industrious to presere our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts.

NOTH'ING, adv. In no degree; not at all.

Adam, with such counsel nothing sway'd--

In the phrase, nothing worth, the words are transposed; the natural order being, worth nothing.

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