eminent vs imminent

eminent imminent


  • 1) archaic high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  • 2) noteworthy, remarkable, great
  • 3) of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
  • 4) Towering or standing out above others; prominent.
  • 5) Being such in full measure; complete; absolute.
  • 6) Outstanding or remarkable.
  • 7) Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field: synonym: famous.
  • 8) Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous
  • 9) High; lofty; towering; prominent.
  • 10) (Law) See under Domain.
  • 11) standing above others in quality or position
  • 12) Prominent; standing out above other things; high; lofty.
  • 13) High in rank, office, worth, or public estimation; conspicuous; highly distinguished: said of a person or of his position: as, an eminent station; an eminent historian or poet. It is rarely used in a bad sense.
  • 14) Supreme; controlling; unrestrained by higher right or authority: chiefly in the phrase eminent domain (which see, under domain).
  • 15) In mineralogy, highly perfect: said of cleavage.
  • 16) Conspicuous; such as to attract attention; manifest: as, the judge's charge was characterized by eminent fairness; an eminent example of the uncertainty of circumstantial evidence.


  • 1) about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
  • 2) About to occur; impending.
  • 3) rare (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
  • 4) Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
  • 5) Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril.
  • 6) Hence Threatening or about to fall or to occur; impending threateningly; hanging over one's head.
  • 7) Overhanging; fixed pendently or so as to overlook; projecting from above.


  • 1) That will all change this week as eminent art historians recognise it as the cradle of surrealism.
  • 2) As the son of two eminent doctors, he speaks endlessly with those responsible for the research.
  • 3) Written by two eminent and eloquent historians, these contrasting studies make for compelling reading.
  • 4) They have since modified their youthful hyperbole, and both are now eminent professors.
  • 5) The answer will be given tonight by an eminent Italian professor.
  • 6) Now a group of eminent professors are calling for the building to be saved and to receive Government funding to pay for its upkeep.
  • 7) Despite the insights of these eminent doctors, medicine still focuses on disease, giving it a failure orientation.
  • 8) It is hard to take in that this view is from an eminent scholar, not a crazed science-fiction fan.
  • 9) He compared the life spans of eminent clergymen and doctors and found, on average, that doctors lived about six months longer.
  • 10) Here, his mentor is an eminent professor of anatomy, whose collection of skeletons and fossils is to be exhibited in the completed building.
  • 11) God has the ideas in an eminent manner (˜eminent™ is discussed further below), and these ideas are the objects of His thought.
  • 12) Of course, the final Chinese “advantage” appears to be a very fast, cheap, and certain eminent domain process: just bribe a few officials and send hired thugs to kick the people out of their homes and businesses.
  • 13) The use of private contractors to develop property taken in eminent domain shall not be construed or interpreted as a commercial venture or other prohibited taking, if the final disposition of the property is for the direct use of the People.
  • 14) He called the eminent feminist author Kate Millett "big tits" and tried to kiss her before the live show was taken off air and replaced with a grainy documentary about coal mining.
  • 15) The ones who stood firm had their homes bulldozed and received nothing.5 This is known as eminent domain.
  • 16) Supreme Court decision gives government broad latitude in eminent domain cases if taking property provides a public benefit.
  • 17) The same is true of the amicus briefs in eminent domain litigation.
  • 18) ‘Nevertheless, it is very prestigious, and is often awarded to eminent people in the sciences and arts.’
  • 19) ‘Here are some excerpts from the opinions expressed by some eminent personalities.’
  • 20) ‘These four participants will then be sent to Mumbai for training and will be groomed by eminent people in the film industry.’
  • 21) ‘The chance to travel through time is something that has occupied the minds of many eminent people for generations.’
  • 22) ‘Perhaps they keep quite quiet about the fact they advise me on a regular basis, but a lot of them are very eminent people in their own areas.’
  • 23) ‘To find answers this programme gathered together a group of eminent people from a variety of backgrounds.’
  • 24) ‘The acclaimed filmmaker has adapted several works of eminent writers.’
  • 25) ‘Moreover, many eminent scientists do not believe this context to be important.’
  • 26) ‘We do not accept or proclaim any view merely because it comes from an eminent personality.’
  • 27) ‘A group of eminent scientists from around the world have voted Blade Runner the best science fiction movie of all time.’
  • 28) ‘It was also patronised by eminent artists, musicians and intellectuals.’
  • 29) ‘According to King's publicist, four eminent doctors were consulted.’
  • 30) ‘I should like to thank this eminent scholar and friend for his valuable contribution to the debate on this issue.’
  • 31) ‘Is it also a rather shrewd and pertinent analysis by one of Britain's most eminent leaders?’
  • 32) ‘And it has won praise from some of this country's most eminent musicians.’
  • 33) ‘He sent them a work of philosophy which, in the eyes of some eminent judges, was perfectly sensible and worthy of publication.’
  • 34) ‘The award is conferred annually on eminent citizens of this textile city.’
  • 35) ‘However eminent a Prime Minister may become, he is always subject to a higher personal authority.’
  • 36) ‘He visited all the Balkan countries, meeting with eminent public figures.’
  • 37) ‘An eminent futurologist predicted many years ago that humans would eventually evolve without legs as we would have no use for them.’
  • 38) ‘It was a grand dinner attended by hundreds of Scotland's most eminent legal figures.’
  • 39) ‘The quality is eminent, but the case does have a fundamental flaw - the lack of cooling.’
  • 40) ‘It does seem an eminent candidate for discreet burial, doesn't it?’


  • 1) But this isn’t the first time a world leader constructed a wall between himself and those he deemed imminent threats.
  • 2) It emphasised that there was'absolutely no information or intelligence' suggesting an imminent threat.
  • 3) The scarlet phone that warns emergency staff of imminent arrivals.
  • 4) It was triggered by the prospect of imminent death.
  • 5) The envelope was not to be opened until an attack was imminent.
  • 6) The tone of imminent threat is crucial to the book but too often feels histrionic.
  • 7) The end of the war was imminent.
  • 8) But imminent death changed all of this.
  • 9) The definitive insolvency of the country now is an imminent threat.
  • 10) That suggests to me that he is not a man who feels under imminent serious threat.
  • 11) And although he was being probed by tax officials he was in no imminent danger of being jailed.
  • 12) After five days in the hideout, the rebels told them a new attack was imminent.
  • 13) There was rioting on the streets; civil war seemed imminent.
  • 14) In both cases the imminent' arrival was significantly delayed.
  • 15) It was "a curious thing' for a man under thirty to predict his imminent death.
  • 16) Once more it was unclear which way power would swing; yet again civil war appeared imminent.
  • 17) The operation was launched because there was a fear that the men's lives were in imminent danger.
  • 18) I was suffering from terrible stomach cramps and in imminent danger of letting go at either end.
  • 19) The attention shone on her, as strangers stopped her in the street to ask about her imminent arrival.
  • 20) Were it not that all that the characters talk about is her imminent death, you could almost forget she was there.
  • 21) Last week US officials said they had no sign of an imminent attack.
  • 22) A spokesman said on Monday that officers had uncovered no threat of an imminent attack at home or abroad.
  • 23) He used the term imminent because that is the legal requirement in the UN Charter, to which the US is a signatory and which is based upon the Nuremberg Charter established at the end of the Second World War.
  • 24) Ever since the shooting we have heard a lot about mental illness, and specifically the term imminent danger.
  • 25) With the new term imminent, the school's website says its location has yet to be finalised.
  • 26) Since the federal government has failed absolutely to deal with the issue of illegal immigration and border security, my next guest proposes his own plan to handle what he calls the imminent invasion from Mexico.
  • 27) For days, the military has publicized what they call the imminent start of Operation Mushtarak, the Dari word for Together.
  • 28) The Communist governments of Hungary, Poland, and East Germany were in imminent danger of collapse.
  • 29) Keep an eye on this one ... apparently Obama gave the order to shoot if the hostage was in "imminent danger".
  • 30) I asked Dave Gallo, the director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, whether the oceans are in imminent danger of sponge-related desertification.
  • 31) And one hardly has to believe that Social Security is in imminent crisis to understand that it needs its revenue, and probably a bit more, to keep up promised payments starting in the 2040s.
  • 32) ‘How could the mother have imagined the imminent danger that was closing in on her son?’
  • 33) ‘This alarm will sound if opened by a small child to alert parents of the imminent danger.’
  • 34) ‘Tiles have fallen from the roof of the small chapel and the entrance archway looks in danger of imminent collapse.’
  • 35) ‘The fourth scenario is similar to the third except that the danger is not as imminent.’
  • 36) ‘I will tell you that it did not appear to be a terrorist event and there is no imminent threat.’
  • 37) ‘In the end, is it about imminent threats or about picking fights you can win?’
  • 38) ‘A number of groups are trying to save our lighthouses in the face of this imminent threat.’
  • 39) ‘But the imminent threat of recession was not the economic fundamental he had in mind.’
  • 40) ‘In the new era which Mark believes is dawning, the temple is rejected and its imminent destruction is expected.’
  • 41) ‘These Lutherans were pietist and puritanical, expecting the imminent apocalypse.’
  • 42) ‘A falcon with regard to an expected visitor indicates imminent news or arrival.’
  • 43) ‘The second is messianism, the expectation of imminent transformation of the world.’
  • 44) ‘That leaves the question of how immediate or imminent the threatened violence needs to be.’
  • 45) ‘It was hard to sit in one and not expect the imminent arrival of the drinks trolley.’
  • 46) ‘The imminent use of biological weapons and the threat of millions of deaths is not a laughing matter.’
  • 47) ‘Overall then, there's no sign the payout is in danger, nor any sign of imminent share price fireworks.’
  • 48) ‘As we spoke, the siren of an approaching ambulance warned of the imminent arrival of yet another victim.’
  • 49) ‘The expectation among outsiders oscillates between an imminent rise and an early cut in rates.’
  • 50) ‘An imminent merger means that his colleagues are all threatened with redundancy.’
  • 51) ‘The only difference is that the threat from the former is real and imminent and part of an ongoing development programme.’

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