loom large


: to have great importance or influence
Rising tuition costs loom large in the minds of many parents.
She was a critic who loomed large in literary circles.

Examples of loom large in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other issues also loom large between the two countries, including water supply issues and exports of oil and gas from northern Iraq to Turkey, which have been halted for more than a year. Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Suzan Fraser, Quartz, 22 Apr. 2024 And while Big Tech companies continue to loom large with forays into the media and entertainment business, many of their streaming platforms are hardly getting off the ground, hamstrung by a lack of access to content. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 Beyond the obvious truth of the Broncos needing a dramatic success to find a QB as capable as Herbert, 25, the financials loom large. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2024 Worth the money Heat pumps loom large as a component of electric utility sustainability initiatives. Andrew Heath, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 None of this is cheap, and the risks of unintended consequences — and questions about whether these ideas even work — loom large. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2024 Yet, amidst the marvels these innovations bring, questions loom large. Max (chong) Li, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 For them, charging time and inadequate charging infrastructure loom large, in addition to repair costs and resale value. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2024 And in a season where competition is fierce—even for a wild card spot—this decision could loom large come September. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Loom large.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loom%20large. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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