tower above (someone or something)

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tower above (someone or something)

To be much taller than someone or something else. They're almost comical together because he towers above her so much. The mighty new skyscraper towers above the city.
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tower above someone or something

to stand or be much taller than someone or something. (Often used in exaggeration.) The basketball player towered above everyone else in the room. The new building towered above all the others in town.
See also: above, tower
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tower above

or tower over
v.
1. To appear at or rise to a conspicuous height above someone or something: The oak towered above the rest of the trees. The skyscrapers tower over the horizon.
2. To demonstrate great superiority over someone or something: In terms of performance, our record towers above that of any other company in this city. Her report stated that the legacy of Alexander's empire towers over all other nations of the ancient world.
See also: above, tower
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The mountain which now towered above them was one of the Bighorn chain, bordered by a river, of the same name, and extending for a long distance rather east of north and west of south.
The Jeddak of Jeddaks was a great mountain of a man--a coarse, brutal beast of a man--and as he towered above me there, his fierce black whiskers and mustache bristling in rage, I can well imagine that a less seasoned warrior might have trembled before him.
It was six blocks long, and in each block two or three brick stores, three stories high, towered above interjected bunches of little frame shops.
From the top of the high bridge they could see far away the magnificent spires and splendid domes of the superb city, sparkling like brilliant jewels as they towered above the emerald walls.
Then, turning a corner of rock, they saw before them a huge form, which towered above the path for more than a hundred feet.
Adamu Adam stood beside her, towering above her, as he towered above the three white men.
The cliffs towered above me a good five thousand feet.
The Victoria had ascended some hundred and twenty feet, but the crest of the mountain still towered above it.
It was as if that lofty, infinite canopy of heaven that had once towered above him had suddenly turned into a low, solid vault that weighed him down, in which all was clear, but nothing eternal or mysterious.
But it was augmented and rendered sublime by the mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.
And then from around the corner of his tent loomed a huge bulk, and Tantor, the great tusker, towered above him.
"Don't let that young giant come near me, he worries me worse than mosquitoes," whispered the old lady to Amy, as the rooms filled and Laurie's black head towered above the rest.
The Gothic masterpiece features enormous rose windows, a rib vault and flying buttresses, and its 90-metre spire towered above the Ile de la Cite, the island on which Notre Dame stands.
Taipei's naturalized player Quincy Davis towered above everyone else and wound up with 19 points and 16 rebounds with five assists to boot.
Costa, who is 6ft 4 and towered above his victim, started demanding cash and threatening him with the belt.