But it was hard to see because the towers were so high, just looming over us.
Yet in the end, he has simply not addressed some enormous, looming crises.
The possibility of being expelled again was looming for him, one way or another.
One way of answering the question is to look at trendline growth in GDP compared to the anticipated size of any looming recession.
The American economic debate in the face of these looming challenges has been dismal.
It was a man-of-war in full sail, looming up like a mountain.
By his own admission he was against the law, a “crook,” and—the penitentiary was looming.
Monstrous fine women they were to be sure, looming up over him in the dimmety light, and two or three of them tall as Grenadiers.
And now another of these angel-like visits was looming in the distance.
And now the struggle is to begin; it is looming yonder in the north.
weaving machine, Old English geloma "utensil, tool," from ge-, perfective prefix, + -loma, of unknown origin (cf. Old English andloman (plural) "apparatus, furniture"). Originally "implement or tool of any kind" (cf. heirloom); thus, "the penis" (c.1400-1600). Specific meaning "a machine in which yarn or thread is woven into fabric" is from c.1400.
1540s, "to come into view largely and indistinctly," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish loma, East Frisian lomen "move slowly"), perhaps a variant from the root of lame (adj.). Early used also of ships moving up and down. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Loomed; looming.