soar·​ing | \ ˈsȯr-iŋ How to pronounce soaring (audio) \

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

Examples of soaring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move has helped keep disease numbers down, but has also contributed to the collapse of the tourism industry and sent unemployment soaring. USA TODAY, "Marathon man, Veep visit, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2020 Millions of small-time investors have opened trading accounts in recent months, a flood of new buyers unlike anything the market had seen in years, just as lockdown orders halted entire sectors of the economy and sent unemployment soaring. Matt Phillips,, "Trading sportsbooks for brokerages, bored bettors wager on stocks," 15 June 2020 Another soaring, though until recently rare, type of complaint emblematic of our times: the behavior of retail stores. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "What stir crazy New Yorkers are calling 311 to complain about now," 27 Apr. 2020 But patent protection and limited supplies could send its price soaring, some groups fear. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Would-be coronavirus drugs are cheap to make," 10 Apr. 2020 Caroline Weir kicked off the start of the WSL season in style with a fabulous soaring strike to win the Manchester derby., "6 Things You Can Expect to See During the Remainder of the 2019/20 WSL Season," 21 Sep. 2019 With arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border soaring and Trump lashing out - at Democrats, foreign governments and U.S. laws - Homeland Security officials are under enormous pressure to halt the migration boom. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump defends deal with Mexico that critics say will do little to curb migrant crisis," 10 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of soaring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2020

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“Soaring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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