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 for towering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tower \Tow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. towered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     towering.]
     To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high;
     hence, to soar.
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           On the other side an high rock towered still.
                                                    --Spenser.
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           My lord protector's hawks do tower so well. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Towering \Tow"er*ing\, a.
     1. Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height.
        --Pope.
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     2. Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing.
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              A man agitated by a towering passion. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  towering
      adj 1: of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
             "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires
             of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs" [syn: eminent,
             lofty, soaring, towering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "towering":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, Olympian, abysmal, aerial, airy, altitudinous, ascending,
     aspiring, astronomic, august, burning, colossal, consuming,
     cracking, crashing, distinguished, dizzy, dominating, elephantine,
     elevated, eminent, enormous, epic, ethereal, exalted, excessive,
     exorbitant, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, famous, fantastic,
     fiery, giant, giantlike, gigantic, glorious, godlike, great,
     haughty, heroic, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set,
     high-up, huge, immense, immoderate, imposing, impressive,
     incomparable, infinite, inordinate, intemperate, intense, jumbo,
     lauded, lofty, magnanimous, magnificent, majestic, mammoth,
     massive, mighty, mind-blowing, monster, monstrous, monumental,
     mortal, mountainous, mounting, noble, outstanding, outtopping,
     overlooking, overpowering, overtopping, overwhelming, paramount,
     passionate, preeminent, prodigious, profound, prominent, renowned,
     sky-high, skyscraping, soaring, spiring, steep, stupendous,
     sublime, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, supreme,
     surpassing, tall, titanic, topless, toplofty, topping, towery,
     transcendent, tremendous, ultimate, unconscionable, undue,
     unequally, unmatchable, unmatched, unmeasurable, unparalleled,
     unrestrained, unsurpassable, unsurpassed, uplifted, upreared, vast,
     vehement, violent
  
  

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