The towering mountains and tropical flowers were a far cry from the heat below. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But now the finger has been pointed at him for being in such a towering rage that he became tactically incoherent. The Sun (2013)He came to a skidding halt before the Saxons and they cowered in fear before his towering rage. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEFrom the beginning he had a deep love for his native Switzerland with its towering mountains and beautiful valleys. Christianity Today (2000)I was in a towering rage. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)THEY are some of the most towering figures in British history. The Sun (2010)After a towering figure has passed from the stage, it is always difficult to discover what he was like before his rise to prominence. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Wooden chalets, fields, towering mountains. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a landscape of towering rocky mountains, azure rivers and deep narrow valleys, tight with greenery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It boasts medieval pink buildings that perch miraculously atop towering white limestone cliffs at Corsica's most southern tip. The Sun (2012)HE was one of the towering figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Sun (2013)Riders and team cars have come to grief in the past on a narrow, bumpy road that skirts the edge of towering Alpine cliffs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， towering 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: towering ADJECTIVE
If you describe something such as a mountain or cliff as towering, you mean that it is very tall and therefore impressive.
Towering cliffs rise straight out of the sea.
towering 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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