Adjective "soaring" definition and examples

(Soaring may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/sɔː/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Fly or rise high in the air.
  1. figurative 'when she heard his voice, her spirits soared'
  2. 'By the time I ran outside he had spread his wings and soared into the sky gripping the pigeon with his talons.'
  3. 'In the distance, beyond a shallow bend, a football soared into the air.'
  4. 'Then we soared 170 metres above Lucern on a tethered, hot-air, balloon.'
  5. 'Even though the lance was small, his own power allowed him to soar upwards quickly, the ground rapidly growing farther and farther away.'
  6. 'Above, the ridge soars up in a dramatic, turreted crest.'
  7. 'I also believe that the Phoenix will rise from the flames and soar to new heights.'
  8. 'The Greek fans oohed as it soared through the air, then roared when it was caught.'
  9. 'He hovered in midair for a moment, then soared upward, flying through the air.'
  10. 'The 25-year-old was untouchable as she soared to her winning height of 2.06m at the first attempt.'
  11. 'Sucking in a deep breath, I flapped my wings and soared into the sky.'
  12. 'High over the hills towards Thirlmere I watched a golden eagle soaring in the air.'
  13. 'And in that instant a rare golden eagle soared across the sky, an arrow rammed through its mighty wing.'
  14. 'I watched a flock of birds soar majestically overhead and started to rise in temper.'
  15. 'Look hard and you may see an eagle soaring on the thermals above you, or find a black-banded porcupine quill lying on the path at your feet.'
  16. 'The top rank had two stately cranes soaring above clouds.'
  17. 'Unveiled girls in bright pink tunics gathered water from a turquoise river and balanced bundles on their heads while eagles soared above.'
  18. 'It is a sight to see these birds soaring above the city buildings.'
  19. 'the cost of living continued to soar'
  20. 'One estate agent says some areas have seen prices soar by 25 per cent in three months.'
  21. 'Prices have nearly doubled in the past year, soaring to their highest levels since 1988.'
  22. 'For 10 straight days, they've soared to 109 degrees or higher.'
  23. 'Oil prices are soaring once again, so that's an issue.'
  24. 'Delhi's summer is getting prolonged and temperatures are soaring to new levels for extended periods.'
  25. 'Despite the challenges, success rates have soared in recent years.'
  26. 'Costs will soar, power and communication lines could be down for months and accommodation will be hard to find.'
  27. 'His popularity soared so high, he became the greatest ambassador the game has ever known.'
  28. 'Because ground temperatures soar up to 128 degrees Fahrenheit, the birds can die on their nests.'
  29. 'The number of people infected with the HIV virus has also soared in recent years.'

More definitions

1. the sport of flying a sailplane.

More examples(as adjective)

"shares can be soaring on hopes."

"prices can be soaring in/at/on years."

"prices can be soaring in territories."

"prices can be soaring in months."

"demands can be soaring as results."

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Origin

Late Middle English: shortening of Old French essorer, based on Latin ex- ‘out of’ + aura ‘breeze’.