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OTHER WORDS FROM toweringtow·er·ing·ly, adverb
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Duvernay-Tardif did not play a down this season, but he was a towering figure of this surreal NFL year.His team is going to the Super Bowl. He’s staying on the coronavirus front lines.|Adam Kilgore|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
After over three years of dormancy, Steamboat abruptly shot a towering stream of hot water into the sky on March 15, 2018.Reawakened Yellowstone geyser isn’t a sign of imminent explosion|Carolyn Gramling|January 11, 2021|Science News
He was considered a towering figure on the congas, which are tapered drums played with the fingers and hands.Candido Camero, ‘father of modern conga drumming,’ dies at 99|Matt Schudel|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
It’s admittedly hard to separate the meaning of the death of such a towering figure from the political context surrounding it.
Even years after his retirement, Thompson maintained a towering presence at the university he helped put on the map.John Thompson’s Unapologetic Blackness Changed College Basketball|Santul Nerkar|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
We, in olden days, had towering kooks and colossal villains.
At once uproarious, raw, and painfully honest, “Discord” unveils the many virtues and vices of these towering icons.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doctors are then on to the next patient, and between patients they are distracted by a towering mountain of non-clinical tasks.
In early 2001 the Afghan Taliban, encouraged by al Qaeda, blew to bits the towering Buddhas of Bamiyan.
For years Surkov was a shadow towering behind the presidents of Russia, including and especially Vladimir Putin.Is This the Mastermind Behind Russia’s Crimea Grab?|Anna Nemtsova, Eli Lake|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He locked the door as he spoke, and then, striding forward in a towering rage, threatened vengeance on the intruder.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Now and then, too, some huge detached groups of rocks would be visible towering above the waves.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
They had been driving through the lane with the towering hedge on one side and the open meadow on the other.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The neighborhood is most romantic, with towering cliffs, strange caverns, leaping cataracts and wooded valleys.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
I feel utterly alone, deserted and forsaken amid the towering pile of stone and iron.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman