hovered (over)

past tense of hover (over)
as in threatened
to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on after the first big layoff, the possibility of losing their jobs hovered over all of the factory's workers

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“Hovered (over).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hovered%20%28over%29. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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