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Looming Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Looming \Loom"ing\, n. The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage.
Looming Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Loom \Loom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Looming.] [OE. lumen to shine, Icel. ljoma; akin to AS. le['o]ma light, and E. light; or cf. OF. lumer to shine, L. luminare to illumine, lumen light; akin to E. light. ? See Light not dark.]
  1. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high. Awful she looms, the terror of the main. --H. J. Pye.
  2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense. On no occasion does he [Paul] loom so high, and shine so gloriously, as in the context. --J. M. Mason.

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  • Looming: Looming is a term found in the study of perception , as it relates directly to ... when an object looms, there is an automatic physiological ...
  • Looming and similar refraction phenomena: While mirage s are the best known atmospheric refraction phenomena, looming and similar refraction phenomena do not produce mirages. ...
  • Looming (journal): Looming (Creation) is the oldest literary journal in Estonia. Literary journal: Looming was founded in 1923 by the Estonian writer Friedebert ...
  • The Looming Tower: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 is a historical look at the way in ... The words "the looming tower" appear in the Qur'an . ...
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  • Looming in the Gloom: Looming in the Gloom is an EP released by The Gothic Archies . This album marks the first appearance of the all- Merritt macabre synthpop ...

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* Well, you're either lovers or you're wanting to be lovers or you're trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always looming in the picture like a shadow, like an undertow. - Andrew Schneider


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