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Meaning of towering

tow•er•ing

Pronunciation: (tou'ur-ing), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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