As she gets up, towering over her three handlers, it is tough to imagine Davis ever wearing a pair of sweats.
The towering inferno, captured in cellphone images and video that quickly went viral, was entirely avoidable.
Now they've responded to our criticisms—with typical Byzantine bureaucracy and towering ineptitude.
In 1902, Florence Kelley, a towering presence in progressive reform, gave a lecture on campus.
Ross vied for a monumental Joan Miro towering over five feet high but dropped out of the bidding.
The towering magnolia, in all the pride of foliage and flower, shaded us.
Buck would turn on his heel and stand, towering, in the door.
The miracle worker took one glance at her towering headpiece.
The towering figure that stood before him seemed a stranger to his eyes.
His hands were locked together, and his pale face upturned towards the towering heights above.
Old English torr, from Latin turris "high structure" (cf. Old French tor, 11c.; Spanish, Italian torre "tower"), possibly from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Also borrowed separately 13c. as tour, from Old French tur. The modern spelling first recorded in 1520s. Meaning "lofty pile or mass" is recorded from mid-14c.
c.1400; see tower (n.). Related: Towered; towering.