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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
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Guide leader Louise Beale said: "As part of their work towards a Craft Badge, our Guides had an evening looming in the summer term.
Amaryllis is the name of a Greek freighter that ran aground on the Florida coast during a hurricane in 1965-an unexpected obstacle looming over the beach, just as Vietnam looms over the lives of the two brothers in this novel.
By late afternoon he finds himself back in the mill, spooling the yarn for weaving, tying 710 knots over a course of five hours before the looming process even begins.