“Presidential” looms large, with words like “awesome,” “commanding,” and “strong” coming in big numbers.
Lysa Arryn, the largely forgotten widow of the Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, looms large here.
While the president ponders the way forward in Afghanistan, Pakistan looms as perhaps his greatest foreign-policy challenge.
For historians such as myself, the figure of Irving looms very large indeed.
The real question that looms is, why do Republicans continue to resist Mitt Romney?
His pantaloons were of the finest sky-blue cottonade—the produce of the looms of Opelousas.
I am a weaver, sir: for my rent they seized my two looms; then I had nothing to do.
Finally, is it not in the realm of sthetics that there looms the ultimate reward?
There were no looms, mills, or shops on the plantation at Marster Moore's.
Far more distinct than he, there looms above him the splendid triumphal pageant of Roman imperialism itself.
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.