01. His [pending] divorce has been causing him a lot of stress.
02. A police officer has been suspended without pay, [pending] an investigation into charges of brutality.
03. The suspect is out on bail [pending] his appeal on theft charges.
04. The union has agreed to halt the strike [pending] the outcome of today's negotiations.
05. The lawyer has a number of cases [pending] that have to be dealt with before she can take on any new clients.
06. The government has suspended work on the bridge [pending] an inquiry into an accident in which four workers were killed.
07. He has been relieved of his ministerial duties [pending] an investigation into allegations of corruption in the Department of Highways.
08. The Prime Minister has a libel suit against a national magazine [pending] as a result of an article in which he was accused of lying to Parliament.
09. The [pending] increase in gas prices has led to long line-ups at the pumps in gas stations all over town.
10. The legislation is still [pending] in Congress but the President has promised it will be finished with before the holidays.
11. We have a number of issues that are still [pending] from last week's meeting.
12. Both sides in the conflict have agreed to a ceasefire [pending] negotiations for a peace agreement.
13. The land of Gondor has been ruled by the Steward, Denethor, [pending] the return of the rightful King to his throne.
14. The suspect already had a rape charge [pending] against him when he was arrested for murder.
15. The soldiers were told to hold their position [pending] further instructions from military headquarters.
16. The men gathered their weapons and hid the women and children in caves [pending] an enemy attack.

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