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looming

(Becoming visible), adjective appearing, ascertainable, becoming clear, coming into view, coming to light, coming to the fore, emerging, impending, menacing, mounting, noticeable, revealing itself, rising, showing itself, surfacing, threatening, visible

looming

(Menacing), adjective admonitory, brewing, dangerously, foreboding, hanging over, hovering over, impending, ominous, portentous, precariously lingering, threatening, with a black cloud overhead
Associated concepts: looming battle in Congress, looming lawsuits
See also: forthcoming, future, imminent, inevitable, instant, pending, prospective
References in classic literature ?
And then they pointed to the empty loom, for they believed that the others could see the cloth quite well.
And then he nodded pleasantly, and examined the empty loom, for he would not say that he could see nothing.
They pretended they were taking the cloth from the loom, cut with huge scissors in the air, sewed with needles without thread, and then said at last, 'Now the clothes are finished
As soon as the beautiful woman saw them, she arose from the loom, as I have told you, and came forward, smiling, and stretching out her hand.
This was as far as the work had yet proceeded; but when the beautiful woman should again sit down at her loom, she would probably make a picture of what had since happened to the strangers, and of what was now going to happen.
She did not know, and it concerned her little; for boats, and the sea, and the things and happenings of the sea were of far more vital interest to her than men, and the next moment she was staring through the warm tropic darkness at the loom of the sails and the steady green of the moving sidelight, and listening eagerly to the click of the sweeps in the rowlocks.
And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom.
They asked for the most delicate silk and the purest gold thread; put both into their own knapsacks; and then continued their pretended work at the empty looms until late at night.
The looms, and wheels, and Hands all out of gear for an hour.
Even what in that room used to vex me and inconvenience me now looms in a purified light, and figures in my imagination as a thing to be desired.
The land suddenly at night looms up right over your bows, or perhaps the cry of "Broken water ahead
The time goes on; and no sign of an inhabited dwelling looms through the mist.