a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positions.
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How to use looming in a sentence
They all had relatively mild symptoms, said Goody, but the couple quickly realized they had a looming problem.Restaurants throw away a lot of food. These volunteers pick it up first and take it to people who are hungry. | Cathy Free | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The looming transition marks the most radical shake-up in Amazon’s corporate ranks in its nearly 30-year history.Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, transitioning to executive chair role | Jay Greene, Tony Romm | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The federal government was warned of the looming disaster, according to an investigation requested by the supreme court, but didn’t do enough to avert it.The Amazonian city that hatched the Brazil variant has been crushed by it | Terrence McCoy, Heloísa Traiano | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The law enforcement agencies tasked with protecting the Capitol did not act on this intelligence or adequately prepare for the looming threat.Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breach | Karoun Demirjian, Aaron Davis, Peter Hermann | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The dangers are even greater with looming crises in municipal finance in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
Thus, like Michael Corleone, Abel is a man living with a paternal figure looming over his life.
With a government shutdown looming, Nancy Pelosi and Michele Bachmann are on the same side.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill | Ben Jacobs | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Across the country, high school seniors are in the throes of completing college applications before looming deadlines.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply? | Jonah Edelman | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally, as with other medications, the looming question is that of globalization.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year | Jay Michaelson | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its spires.
Some one is bending over me, looming unnaturally large in the darkness.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
I am afraid that there is still further trouble looming ahead.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Sheriff Tom had seen many war-bonneted Indians looming through the dust of trail herds.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
Don't you love to see great ideas looming through a mist of words?Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
I saw the nearer trees looming in the mist, and the silver fog rolling on the lake.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers