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IMPEND', verb intransitive [Latin impendeo; in and pendeo, to hang.]

1. To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten. A dark cloud impends over the land.

Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends.

2. To be near; to be approaching and ready to fall on.

It expresses our deep sense of God; s impending wrath.

Nor bear advices of impending foes.