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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of loom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made in a loom.


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  • A phrase loomed up in her mind, summoned from her unconscious.


  • In the corner, a dressmaker's mannequin loomed, its hourglass figure a little more curvy than those belonging to the Parisian woman passing behind me, on the trottoir (I could see their reflections in the shop's window, where my nose now flattened up against the glass).

    machine à coudre - French Word-A-Day

  • That afternoon, in spite of the Israeli warships lurking in the distance and the Israeli planes lancing the skies, my upcoming midterm loomed larger in my mind.

    Callie Lefevre: Evacuation From Beirut (Or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation)

  • The mountain loomed large over every aspect of my childhood in this highly visible and public place, in the shadow of the Eagle's Nest and near the lair of men whom the world would come to view as monsters.

    Excerpt: On Hitler's Mountain by Irmgard Hunt

  • The highest peak of the mountain loomed above the mist, and the ridge, prickly with pines, was sharply outlined against the horizon.

    The Girl from the Marsh Croft

  • These were the souls that knew him, the ears to which his name loomed large.

    The Bertrams

  • Targonne's name loomed large and black at the bottom, his seal gleamed red.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • The clouds he had been calling loomed above the mountains, hiding the peaks, and full of lightning-crackles just waiting to be released.

    Magic's Price

  • One tremendous word loomed large before his hearers, nor could any misunderstand when he talked about SIN, and the arousing thought was pressed ever closer to them by his pointed use of the word YOU.

    Fletcher of Madeley

  • That called loomed large as Marshall forced a fly out for the second out of the frame.

    Kansas State Headline News


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