Impended
Impend Im*pend", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Impended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impending}.] [L. impend[=e]re; pref. im- in + pend[=e]re to hang. See {Pendant}.] To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten from near at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See {Imminent}. [1913 Webster]

Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends. --Pope.


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