loom large

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skypecity

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Chinese
The phrase "loom large" is used frequently with something negative, like a problem or danger. Is it used correctly in the following passage where something positive is being talked about? (The passage is written by one of my students.)

"The liquid flowed up to her lips, and just as it was about to seep into her mouth, it abruptly coiled around her tightly like a snake. She felt suffocated and pained, but an even stronger feeling of pleasure loomed large."
 
  • andrewg927

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    English - American
    Frankly I don’t understand the passage but perhaps with more context. Strictly grammatically it’s not wrong but I find “looming“ sounds better.
     
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