pending vs impending

pending impending


  • 1) about to happen; imminent or impending
  • 2) awaiting a conclusion or a confirmation
  • 3) begun but not completed
  • 4) Impending; imminent.
  • 5) Not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation.
  • 6) Not yet decided; in continuance; in suspension.
  • 7) awaiting conclusion or confirmation
  • 8) Present participle of pend.
  • 9) While waiting for something; until.
  • 10) While in the process of; during.
  • 11) While awaiting; until.
  • 12) Until; awaiting.
  • 13) Archaic During.


  • 1) Approaching; drawing near; about to happen
  • 2) Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.
  • 3) close in time; about to occur
  • 4) Present participle of impend.


  • 1) It still needed browning and would probably never be eaten, but she disliked leaving things pending.
  • 2) The proceedings would then be adjourned pending the completion of the police investigation.
  • 3) As reports of pending victory filtered back into the command post, the General made his final mistake.
  • 4) In a larger county, Jeffrey would not have been in charge of notification; he would be off the job pending an investigation.
  • 5) The public information officer for the Oshkosh police said during a brief news conference that detectives made a positive identification of a male recovered from the river, but were waiting to release his name pending notification and according to the wishes of his family.
  • 6) The hospital withheld her name pending notification of family members.
  • 7) Photo: #Former Republican Governor Arne Carlson came up with the idea for a nonpartisan summit of former and current lawmakers as a way for Minnesota to better understand what he describes as a pending "economic tsunami."
  • 8) Dougherty was among roughly 300 people who turned out at the special budget meeting looking for answers from district officials, who have threatened to cut dozens of courses and teachers to stave off what they call a pending financial crisis.
  • 9) The beef group has been fighting sweeping new rules on livestock marketing – which failed to pass in the 2008 Farm Bill, but are pending from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • 10) Her name also appears on substitute paperwork in pending foreclosure cases in Florida, according to court documents and lawyers representing the borrowers.
  • 11) In addition to this litigation, decisions are still pending from the FAA on threats to aviation safety, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is due to rule this summer on a slew of potential permitting violations.
  • 12) Chase spokesman Tom Kelly said the company has requested that the courts not enter judgments in pending matters until the company has had time to re-examine the filings "to verify that the affidavits and other documents meet the standard of personal knowledge or review where that is required."
  • 13) Among other things, the Justice Department argued that the decisions made by the two-member Board should be upheld, as otherwise decisions in pending cases could not be made.
  • 14) ‘The Archbishop did not reveal if further settlements were pending.’
  • 15) ‘Wait until after the opposition has passed later on Wednesday before making a final decision on a pending matter.’
  • 16) ‘The rise is also due to the settlement of several pending claims, said a senior official.’
  • 17) ‘He claimed few people had realised the significance of the inspector's pending decision.’
  • 18) ‘However, they've just been hastily reinstalled pending further legal decisions.’
  • 19) ‘He concluded that pending settlement, or trial, the proposed move was not in the children's best interests.’
  • 20) ‘A decision is pending at the present time and further review is also available by the Supreme Court.’
  • 21) ‘The team has also applied for a U.S. patent on the technology; that decision is pending.’
  • 22) ‘The motions seek the court's approval to dismiss all the cases as a result of a pending settlement.’
  • 23) ‘My decision with respect to costs shall be reserved pending receipt of written submissions from the parties.’
  • 24) ‘By now the number of drink driving cases pending locally runs decisively into three figures.’
  • 25) ‘The convention and the agreement containing the amendments remain pending in this committee.’
  • 26) ‘That path would not be open to him under pending legislation to deny benefits to illegal aliens who lied to get work.’
  • 27) ‘Three staff members tested negative for influenza A, while the results for the remaining two were pending.’
  • 28) ‘As long as this litigation was pending, uncertainty hovered over innovation like a dark cloud.’
  • 29) ‘A post-mortem examination was due to be held on Tuesday and an inquest will be opened and adjourned pending inquiries.’
  • 30) ‘With the party leadership preoccupied with the elections the decision on his successor is pending.’
  • 31) ‘A decision from that court is pending as to how much of a role a court could claim, if any.’
  • 32) ‘The only way to question pending decisions is by debate before the decision has been made.’
  • 33) ‘A court is to decide Tuesday whether he should remain in jail pending trial.’
  • 34) ‘Some members of Congress are bracing for what they say is a pending man-made financial disaster.’
  • 35) ‘And he says there is a pending ecological disaster as the weed smothers river life.’
  • 36) ‘The upside is that having a plan actually makes my life less stressful even when there are no pending disasters.’
  • 37) ‘The offer is technically still pending but expected to go through.’
  • 38) ‘Without a precautionary approach, regulatory action might have been delayed pending more compelling evidence of a risk of harm.’
  • 39) ‘Now let's hope that that pending date falls on the near side of soon.’
  • 40) ‘He was jailed for two months, but was released on bail pending his appeal.’
  • 41) ‘He served six weeks before he was granted bail pending an appeal.’
  • 42) ‘The editor and the publisher have pleaded not guilty and were released on bail pending a hearing in May.’
  • 43) ‘When they were released pending a prosecution appeal, they immediately fled the country.’
  • 44) ‘They agreed to give him sick leave until Monday, pending his return.’
  • 45) ‘He was granted bail last May pending the outcome of his appeal.’
  • 46) ‘He was released on police bail last night pending further inquiries.’
  • 47) ‘He sought bail from that court pending the hearing of his appeal.’
  • 48) ‘In the event, I have decided that there should be a grant of bail in this case pending the hearing of the appeal or earlier order.’
  • 49) ‘It is very unusual to grant bail pending a matter in the Court of Criminal Appeal.’
  • 50) ‘The men, however, had been released from custody last June, pending the appeal.’
  • 51) ‘A drunk driver has been bailed pending a police investigation.’
  • 52) ‘He was granted conditional bail pending pre-sentence reports and will be sentenced on September 12.’
  • 53) ‘The four people arrested in connection with the assault have been bailed by police pending further inquiries.’
  • 54) ‘He was set free on Police bail pending his second trial on the original charges.’
  • 55) ‘He was charged with intimidation or assault of a flight crew and detained pending a bail hearing on Friday.’
  • 56) ‘This is an application for bail pending the hearing of an application for special leave.’
  • 57) ‘The defendant may have been granted bail pending the preparation of reports, and absconded.’
  • 58) ‘The inquiry was believed to focus on establishing whether he had been paid for the locum work while he was on full pay pending an appeal against his dismissal.’
  • 59) ‘All penalties were suspended pending a crown court appeal.’


  • 1) He'd spoken to Simon that morning of his impending marriage.
  • 2) And suddenly the terrible sense of impending doom seemed to have withdrawn.
  • 3) She washed some more broccoli and thought about the impending dinner.
  • 4) The long-suffering bleakness was very pronounced on Nancy's face, and when the walls of water, in impending downfall, reared above the
  • 5) So he has been preparing for what he calls his impending “dirt nap.”
  • 6) She called the impending contracts a sign that security gains are attracting foreign investment in Iraq.
  • 7) Even while he termed the impending situation as "grim," President Pervez Musharraf felt emboldened enough by his own declaration of the end of a 42-day State of Emergency on 15 December 2007 to declare on state television that: "The democratic process has been put back again on the rails"; a debatable proposition, with the judiciary and private broadcast media still under restraints.
  • 8) Luz picked up her cup and added cream to the strong brew, aware that Hector was referring to the impending arrival of the other polo students.
  • 9) But there was no question that the States at this juncture, and in spite of the dangers impending from the Spanish marriages, must have an ambassador ready to do his best to keep France from prematurely sliding into positive hostility to them.

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