[ UK /ˈɒnkʌmɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔnˌkəmɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the beginning or early stages
    the onset of pneumonia
ADJECTIVE
  1. moving toward one
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How To Use oncoming In A Sentence

  • Following the impact, the truck careened into the eastbound lane of Highway 52, directly towards an oncoming van.
  • As she drove along the narrow, winding country lanes she and an oncoming coach, carrying teenagers to school in Harrogate, slowed so both vehicles could safely pass.
  • Is there any light at the end of the tunnel or is it just an oncoming train? The Sun
  • He believed Mrs Letch probably tried to correct the skid but in doing so steered squarely into the path of the oncoming car.
  • The system has a safeguard built in to ensure that the drivers of oncoming cars are not dazzled. Times, Sunday Times
  • Will the change in barometric pressure or the oncoming of precipitation give an allergy sensitive person a headache?
  • With the oncoming of darkness, Tokyo city became alive with bright neon signs.
  • Some were so disorientated that they ran down the tracks into tunnels, heedless of the danger from oncoming trains, their only instinct to get out.
  • They feared the store was about to close and so blocked an oncoming car. The Sun
  • The suicidal Beatrice who is now ready to step intentionally in front of an oncoming car picks out a man across the street to focus her resolve.
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