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towering

adjective uk   /ˈtaʊə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈtaʊ.ɚ.ɪŋ/
literary very high and making people feel respect: the towering walls of the Acropolis very great: a towering figure in the British art world Laurence Olivier's Othello was a towering performance.
Translations of “towering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 高聳的, 傑出的,卓越的…
in Russian возвышающийся…
in Turkish çok yüksek/uzun, heybetli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高耸的, 杰出的,卓越的…
in Polish gigantyczny…
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