looming


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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 ?
Gas looming through the fog in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy.
With a sickening crash we struck the high looming obstacle three-quarters on.
We had such glimpses of the Rhone gliding along between its grassy banks; of cosy cottages buried in flowers and shrubbery; of quaint old red-tiled villages with mossy medieval cathedrals looming out of their midst; of wooded hills with ivy-grown towers and turrets of feudal castles projecting above the foliage; such glimpses of Paradise, it seemed to us, such visions of fabled fairyland!
What then must have been her condition, when, among all the imaginary anxieties and calamities which so constantly beset her, she now saw looming ahead a serious cause for annoyance-- something really likely to arouse doubts and suspicions!
The sound of horse's hoofs approaching at a trot along the line of hussars was heard, and out of the foggy darkness the figure of a sergeant of hussars suddenly appeared, looming huge as an elephant.
Mechanically she filled the gourds and, taking them up, turned slowly to retrace her steps to the boma only to voice immediately a half-stifled scream and shrank back from the menacing figure looming before her and blocking her way to the hut.
The next time that she rose she was terrified to see the prahu looming close behind her.