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towering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtoweringtow‧er‧ing /ˈtaʊərɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 HIGHvery tall 🔊 great towering cliffssee thesaurus at high2 GOOD/EXCELLENTmuch better than other people of the same kind syn outstanding 🔊 a towering genius of his time3 in a towering rage
Examples from the Corpus
toweringHis towering, blank-eyed presence at the head of the table drew the savour from the good food she cooked.The towering Cliffs of Dover loomed in front of them.The one they stood at was made of heavy chain-link, stretched between towering concrete posts that were spaced fifteen metres apart.a towering figure in Supreme Court historyFeaturing prominently in the centre of this maelstrom was the towering figure of Richard Baxter.I have no doubt excluded towering figures who ought to have been included, and included some less important.Above the Griffon Gate a towering griffon five hundred feet high seemed to leap from the mountain.The selectors, though, clearly consider that they could still have need of the towering mass of Dooley's physical presence.Its borders encompass vast forests, towering mountains, and many miles of wilderness as well as cities, farmlands, and bountiful rivers.towering redwood treesThe building seems out of place among the towering redwood trees.The beach here is spectacular, curving gently round the bay under a towering, wild headland.
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