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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOMED

She loomed large, potential, courageous, a woman who held life in her hands.

Through the mist of the December afternoon, it had loomed pleasantly before him.

Marriage, that had been but a vision then, loomed large, almost menacing.

To the north, Shoeburyness loomed vaguely, like a low-drifted bank of cloud.

Dark for both of them, in his understanding To-morrow loomed darkest for her.

He was approaching the house, and it loomed dark and rigid before him.

They flew on, over the desert, until the Gray Mountains loomed on the horizon.

A cylindrical building, unexpected in this wilderness, loomed up.

They stood on a small ledge in the shadow of the great cliff that loomed on their left.

And the Cadets were plotting, and the Cossacks loomed like a tempest on the horizon.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.