soar·​ing | \ˈsȯr-iŋ \

Definition of soaring 

: the act or process of soaring specifically : the act or sport of flying a heavier-than-air craft without power by utilizing ascending air currents

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Saudis rely on air-conditioners for much of the year, and the scorching Arabian summer sends demand for power soaring. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables," 5 Feb. 2018 Inking a power couple like Aniston and Notaro for First Ladies is a strong move for Netflix, which has been on a roll lately, with its stock price soaring and many new movies in production. John Patrick Pullen, Fortune, "Netflix Challenges Trump's Reality With a Show About Jennifer Aniston as the First Female POTUS. Oh Yeah, She's Gay," 18 May 2018 Some early investors are already taking money off the table given the soaring valuations, with some stocks trading at more than 100 times sales., "Mario Draghi Answers Questions at ECB News Conference," 26 Apr. 2018 Even after reporting surprisingly good financials in last year's fourth quarter, which sent Snap stock soaring, shares of the company now trade for less than their initial public offering price of $17. David Pierson,, "Snap Inc. cuts 100 more workers in second round of layoffs this month," 29 Mar. 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL Wooten, making his first start in place of White, threw down a soaring, two-handed put-back dunk for his second of two consecutive baskets after Oregon's lead was cut to nine the last time. USA TODAY, "Pritchard, McIntosh lead Oregon past Central Arkansas, 96-82," 21 Dec. 2017 For years, with its sales and stock price soaring, Chipotle held itself up as a new standard-bearer in fast food., "Next Chipotle CEO May Need to Be Less Gourmet Chef, More McDonald’s Manager," 29 Nov. 2017 The song is Bareilles at her intimate best, and as Oakley sings the final soaring notes, the cheap, suffocating wood paneling of Jenna's place with Earl disappears, replaced with a wide open, pre-dawn sky. Andrea Simakis,, "Karamu alumnus Terrence Spivey partners with pastor to launch new African-American theater company," 27 Oct. 2017 KITE GOES SOARING: Gilead Sciences, which makes treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and other illnesses, will buy Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion, or $180 a share. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "Health care companies lead stocks higher; gas prices jump," 28 Aug. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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