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- v. To have a great deal of importance, presence, power, or sway; to be of great significance or concern; by extension, to pose a likely threat or danger.
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But when success began to loom large before us the Democrats were called in caucus by the minority leader, Mr. Underwood, of Alabama, and they downed our measure by a vote of 127 against it to 58 for it.
Yet his energy, passion, and power of vivid and richly-coloured description, together with the interest attaching to his wayward and unhappy career, must always make him loom large in the assembly of English writers.