Adjective "Towering" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Extremely tall, especially in comparison with the surroundings.
  1. 'It wasn't the normal, dark, towering building, but a tall, skinny, grayish color that looked like it had rotted from the inside.'
  2. 'He was surrounded by tall skyscrapers, their towering heights lost in the inky blackness of a night sky.'
  3. 'As if to literalize the longing of the title, a breathtakingly extended axle-like element joins a towering wheel to a tall woven hive shape.'
  4. 'While, as towering buildings, churches even today have an intrinsic power, this exists because of their architecture rather than in the meaning they might convey to us.'
  5. 'The enormous skyscrapers and attendant monorails were supplanted by palaces and town houses circumscribed by high walls, towering railings and tall trees.'
  6. 'Although it lies surrounded by an imposing circle of towering mountains, Leh was an important place on the silk route to Yarkhand in China.'
  7. 'The South mill complex, with its towering 225 ft tall chimney, is empty and has fallen derelict while one grandiose scheme after another hit the dust.'
  8. 'I gave them each a glare and turned my attention towards the tall, towering doors that would soon open to reveal my parents.'
  9. 'Its plaza principal is a huge site surrounded by towering structures.'
  10. 'It is broad daylight, and the Professor is peering through rain-soaked windows at towering black canyons so tall they blot out the sky.'
Of great importance or influence.
  1. 'We devote four articles to this subject of towering importance.'
  2. 'Two very different comedians, two towering influences the impish Carson and the caustic Pryor, passed away in 2005.'
  3. 'No, today is a day to celebrate the towering human spirit that exists in this one woman.'
  4. 'Legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore returns from a bout of the blues to his roots and, like the title of the album, he bares his soul and his towering talents with something a few riffs short of a musical masterpiece.'
  5. 'Willie Ryan in the Portarlington back-line was a towering influence and had a great game.'
  6. 'The world's largest economy has always been a towering influence over the direction of world stock markets.'
  7. 'Einstein is still a towering figure, Freud a very influential one, Marx has fallen on hard times.'
  8. 'To celebrate our towering achievement, here's a photographic tableau of the PDMG as it looked last Sunday, and very early on Monday morning.'
  9. 'An old upright Yankee patrician, a very gentle man in the office of secretary of war, one Henry Stimson, told the president of his good fortune in having for the job a soldier of such towering eminence.'
  10. 'Tracks from a raft of towering, beautifully-crafted LPs bounced majestically off that famous low Fibbers ceiling.'
  11. 'his towering anger'
  12. 'It positively thunders from the speakers, rising to a towering, epic crescendo of hissing guitar and soaring choruses.'


1. very high or tall; lofty: a towering oak.

2. surpassing others; very great: a towering figure in American poetry.

3. rising to an extreme degree of violence or intensity: a towering rage.

4. beyond the proper or usual limits; inordinate; excessive: towering pride; towering ambitions.

More examples(as adjective)

"mountains can be towering."

"columns can be towering."

"figures can be towering."

"unemployments can be towering."

"peaks can be towering."

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