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  • verb Present participle of greaten.

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Examples

  • Nothing in his fiction or any other, records a love greatening as the tedious years wore on, a love sovereignly overcoming doubt, despair and disillusion, such a love as the great Balzac's for

    Women in the Life of Balzac

  • But as I left Cairo in the greatening distance, floating onward to the heart of the mysterious river, I floated also into the twin current of thought, that, flowing full and impetuous from the shores of the peopled Mediterranean, follows the silent river, and tracks it to its hidden lurking-place in the blank desert.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • The last hour from midnight had lost half its quarters, and the stars went lifting up the great minutes; and again his greatening heart, and his shrinking brain, and the sickening agony that swung at either side, conspired to appal the will that had only seeming empire over his feet.

    The Were-Wolf

  • But as I left Cairo in the greatening distance, floating onward to the heart of the mysterious river, I floated also into the twin current of thought, that, flowing full and impetuous from the shores of the peopled Mediterranean, follows the silent river, and tracks it to its hidden lurking-place in the blank desert.

    Found and Lost

  • But as I left Cairo in the greatening distance, floating onward to the heart of the mysterious river, I floated also into the twin current of thought, that, flowing full and impetuous from the shores of the peopled Mediterranean, follows the silent river, and tracks it to its hidden lurking-place in the blank desert.

    Found and Lost

  • Several times during the evening she started up, thinking that she heard her voice; if a step echoed in the antechamber, she turned eagerly to the door, her blue eyes greatening with expectation.

    Fairy Fingers A Novel

  • The second is the greatening of our posterity, and the contemplation of their glory whom we leave behind us.

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • Some of them look no higher than revenge upon the carcass; than the spoiling of their neighbour of his estate, liberty, or life; than the greatening of themselves in this world, by the ruins of those that they have power to spoil.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • The greatening inability of our government to pass and to compromise on legislation has been bludgeoning.

    The Rebel Yell

  • The greatening inability of our government to pass and to compromise on legislation has been bludgeoning.

    The Rebel Yell

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