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 Poor weather and the war in Ukraine have curtailed chickpea supplies, sending the price of the protein-rich bean soaring, according to a new report by Reuters. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 7 July 2022 With the price of gas soaring, the war in Ukraine has also intensified interest across Europe in building new nuclear energy plants or extending the lives of old ones. Quentin Ariès, Washington Post, 6 July 2022 The temperature's soaring, which makes now the perfect time to stay inside with TV that'll chill your blood. Sara Netzley,, 27 June 2022 And with demand soaring and supply down significantly because of the Sturgis plant’s closure, shortages were inevitable. Kevin Ketels, The Conversation, 19 May 2022 Protean saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his double-drumming ensemble was a soaring, Sun Ra-like force for good grooves and ferociously free intergalactic spiritual musicality on Sunday afternoon. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 6 June 2022 In one district residents thronged together and sang an impromptu rendition of Tomorrow Will Be Better—a soaring, Band-Aid style Chinese ballad from 1985. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 30 May 2022 The broader economy fell into a double-dip recession that sent unemployment soaring. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, 24 May 2022 On offense, Williams stayed relatively earthbound by his usual soaring standards. Globe Staff,, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soaring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Soaring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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