Meteorically

meteoric

[mee-tee-awr-ik, -or-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of meteors.
2.
resembling a meteor in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.: his meteoric rise in politics.
3.
of or coming from the atmosphere; meteorological.

Origin:
1625–35; < Medieval Latin meteōricus. See meteor, -ic

meteorically, adverb
nonmeteoric, adjective
nonmeteorically, adverb

meteor, meteoric, meteorite, meteoroid.
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meteoric (ˌmiːtɪˈɒrɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, formed by, or relating to meteors
2.  like a meteor in brilliance, speed, or transience
3.  rare of or relating to the weather; meteorological
 
mete'orically
 
adv

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meteoric
in the figurative sense of "transiently brilliant," 1836; see meteor.
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