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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 KILGOREFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON 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 EXPLOSIONCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 11, 2021SCIENCE 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 99MATT SCHUDELNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s admittedly hard to separate the meaning of the death of such a towering figure from the political context surrounding it.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG FOUGHT FOR WOMEN’S BASIC RIGHTS. IT’S A LEGACY JUST AS POWERFUL AS HER RECORD ON THE SUPREME COURTEHINCHLIFFESEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
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 BASKETBALLSANTUL NERKARSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He locked the door as he spoke, and then, striding forward in a towering rage, threatened vengeance on the intruder.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.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 WORLDIDA 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 STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The neighborhood is most romantic, with towering cliffs, strange caverns, leaping cataracts and wooded valleys.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
I feel utterly alone, deserted and forsaken amid the towering pile of stone and iron.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TOWERING

  • austere
  • brisk
  • cruel
  • drastic
  • exact
  • excessive
  • exorbitant
  • extravagant
  • great
  • hard
  • harsh
  • heavy
  • immoderate
  • inexorable
  • inordinate
  • oppressive
  • pitiless
  • potent
  • powerful
  • rigorous
  • sharp
  • steep
  • strict
  • stringent
  • strong
  • towering
  • unconscionable
  • undue
  • vigorous
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