• WordNet 3.6
    • adj soaring of imposing height; especially standing out above others "an eminent peak","lofty mountains","the soaring spires of the cathedral","towering icebergs"
    • adj soaring ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual "soaring prices"
    • n soaring the activity of flying a glider
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An eagle soaring away with a fox cub while a mother fox watches An eagle soaring away with a fox cub while a mother fox watches

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Soaring a. & n. from Soar.
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  • John Dryden
    “Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Ambition can creep as well as soar.”
  • Virgil
    “I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.”
  • Marian Anderson
    Marian Anderson
    “As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”
  • Helen Keller
    “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
  • Don Marquis
    “A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.”


In literature:

Higher he soared, and higher, exulting in his freedom, and, as he soared, he sighted the Princess.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
In the sky were some birds soaring at a great height.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
The eagle followed, beating the air with his broad pinions, as he soared after.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
He's two forms below you in the school, and never likely to soar much higher than the Second Fifth.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
That my fingers would touch it, but that it would soar always above me.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
As the spirits of others sank, his soared.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The men who soar highest and know most about another world usually know little about this.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
How came he to such frigid heights to soar?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Early had soared into the realms of Art, they were still closely bound by common interests.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
It soars to the very Throne of God.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
From 1636 to 1644 his genius soared on steady pinions.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
But I love her with an earthly love, and would not have her an angel, lest she soar away and leave me.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
At the same time the fly with the mole's message reached Ki Ki, the hawk, as he was soaring among the clouds.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Therefore it was ordained that while the hand digs the mind may soar.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Air, they said, could always be gotten from the Dyna-Soar rocket that would be hanging close at hand in space.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
But he soars into such altitudes of rhetorical theology, that we dare not follow him.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
On his wings we soar across the gulf which divides us from it.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
Above all soars the dome, the inspiration of our greatest American Romanesque temple, Trinity Church in Boston.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade

In poetry:

Over the change and the passing,
larger and freer,
soars your eternal song,
god with the lyre.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: XIX" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Fleet swallows soared and darted
'Neath empty vaults of blue;
Thick leaves close clung or parted
To let the sunlight through;
Each wild rose, honey-hearted,
Bowed full of living dew.
"The Hollow" by Madison Julius Cawein
From him whose soul first soared in song,
A thousand, thousand years away,
To him who sang but yesterday,
In dying or in deathless lay --
"What ails the world?" comes from the throng.
"What Ails The World?" by Abram Joseph Ryan
From this narrow vale of clay
Let me waft my thoughts to Thee;
Soar from night to heavenly day,
And in Thy benignity
Seek my pleasures—hoard my treasures:
Earth can be no home to me.
"Autumn: Friday Evening" by John Bowring
And then above the winds and clouds I rose,
Soared to the skies, and asked the stars of Heaven.
"We are the tears that flow from countless woes,"
The answer by those eyes of darkness given.
"Happiness" by Arshag Tchobanian
Thou livest in the life of all good things;
What words thou spak'st for Freedom shall not die;
Thou sleepest not, for now thy Love hath wings
To soar where hence thy Hope could hardly fly.
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

But soaring tuition will continue to be a problem for all those who want to go to college.
She soared through all of her hits, of which there are many.
Original Grounding Electrical Distribution Systems for Safety by Eustace C Soares, copyright in 1966.
The Obama era in American politics began almost exactly eight years ago in Boston, when a youthful Senate candidate's soaring speech to the Democratic National Convention stole the show from the actual Democratic nominee.
So why is everyone so worried about soaring prices.
The population of the desert city Las Vegas has soared by over 30% in the past decade, a trend that has severely strained local electrical companies in terms of finding water to run through their cooling towers.
" Expatriate is about African-American queer women artists looking for—not just a safe space to land—but a space from which to soar," said Lenelle Moïse, playwright, composer, and performer of Expatriate .
Not only do they have to cope with a drop in business, but fuel surcharges and soaring food costs as well.
Mids have soared since Reynolds replaced Miller.
Police say more people are combing the woods from the upper Mississippi River to Appalachia searching for the increasingly rare plant as prices soar and the economy sputters.
Ginseng poachers take to woods as prices soar.
Ginseng poachers take to the woods as prices soar.
As ginseng prices soar, diggers take to the backcountry.
Happy Hour soars at Cleveland's 100th Bomb Group (review).
Maybe it was the soaring unemployment, or possibly the deep debt crisis.

In science:

The Soar Papers: Readings on Integrated Intel ligence.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Journal of observations for the ZZ Ceti candidates using the 4.1 m SOAR telescope. ∆T is the total length of each observing run and texp is the integration time of each exposure.
New developments of the ZZ Ceti instability strip: The discovery of eleven new variables
Smoot, Camilo Tello, Ivan Soares, Thyrso Villela "The Polarized synchrotron with the Polarized Galactic Emission Mapping Experiment, referred in CMB and Physics of the early Universe”, International Conference, in Proceedings of Science, Sissa, PoS(CMB2006)029, 2006 G.
Design of an IF section for C band polarimetry
In last case, Msurf = 7 in accordance with the optimal number of terms found in Rabello-Soares et al. (1999).
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
Rabello-Soares et al. (1999) is the number of modes involved in the inversion.
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
Rabello-Soares et al. 1999), may help to fine-tune this method and should therefore be explored.
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
Soare, Recursively enumerable sets and degrees, Perspectives in Mathematical Logic, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987, A study of computable functions and computably generated sets.
Translating the Cantor set by a random
Since the cross section for scattering off nuclei by the coherent process (Freedman 1974) increases roughly as the square of neutrino energy and the densities are soaring at a rapid rate, the mean-free-paths for νe -matter interactions are fast decreasing.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Soares, “ Vector Meson Production in the Golec-Biernat Wusthoff Model”, hep-ph/0101085.
High density QCD at THERA
Soares presented a interesting paper (homoclinic chaos in the dynamics of a general Bianchi IX) of a work in collaboration with H.P.
Summary Talk on Cosmology and Gravitation: XXII Brazilian National Meeting on Particles and Fields
Soare [Soa96] has argued in favor of the use of the terms “computable” and “c.e.” instead, and many researchers in the field have followed his recommendation.
Undecidable problems: a sampler
This simple simulation setup is also adopted by Andrews and Soares (2010) and Andrews and Barwick (2012) in simulation study of the GMS tests.
Testing Multiple Inequality Hypotheses : A Smoothed Indicator Approach
Chernozhukov et al. (2007), Romano and Shaikh (2008), Andrews and Guggenberger (2009) and Andrews and Soares (2010)). S4 is the raw sum-of-negative-part statistic which can be transformed by smoothing into the key component of the test of the present paper.
Testing Multiple Inequality Hypotheses : A Smoothed Indicator Approach
This finding is consistent with the simulation studies of Andrews and Soares (2010, pp. 149-152) demonstrating that the S I C tuner tends to give better MNRP properties.
Testing Multiple Inequality Hypotheses : A Smoothed Indicator Approach
Soares Andrade Jr. for many fruitful discussions.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes