Now, it seems that all the clouds that had loomed over Fox's Idol have returned.
During those years, Elvis loomed large in official East German thinking about the Cold War.
He was the larger-than-the-life figure, and he loomed impossibly large over this campaign.
He loomed like a god above us, as much a presence as any deity, and God knows he was accepted as such.
It's striking to learn from Crespino how huge this now-forgotten issue once loomed in Southern politics.
The phantom ship, for such she appeared, loomed larger and larger.
Behind all his activities in the Bad Lands loomed a grandiose purpose.
Through it loomed the Minster, larger and far more mysteriously impressive than Westray had in any moods imagined.
Sara, now dethroned from her place of power, loomed in all his dreams.
Stripped of its filmy housings, naked, muscular and comely, the majestic Cardiff Giant loomed above me!
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.