The UVic Writer's Guide
Eminent/ Imminent / Immanent
Eminent is a synonym for "distinguished," e.g. "the eminent psychiatrist
Dr. Frasier Crane."
Imminent is a more concise way of saying "about to happen," e.g. "The
imminent destruction of the planet Earth."
Immanent is a spiritual term which means "residing within," or "inherent."
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