[sawr, sohr]
verb (used without object)
to fly upward, as a bird.
to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird.
to glide along at a height, as an airplane.
to rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain.
to rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level: His hopes soared.
an act or instance of soaring.
the height attained in soaring.

1325–75; Middle English soren < Middle French essorer < Vulgar Latin *exaurāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aur(a) air + -āre infinitive suffix

soarer, noun
soaringly, adverb

1. See fly1. 4. tower; mount. Unabridged
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soar (sɔː)
1.  to rise or fly upwards into the air
2.  (of a bird, aircraft, etc) to glide while maintaining altitude by the use of ascending air currents
3.  to rise or increase in volume, size, etc: soaring prices
4.  the act of soaring
5.  the altitude attained by soaring
[C14: from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin exaurāre (unattested) to expose to the breezes, from Latin ex-1 + aura a breeze]
n, —adj

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. essorer "fly up, soar," from V.L. *exaurare "rise into the air," from L. ex- "out" + aura "breeze, air."
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Example sentences
To prove his supernatural powers, he soared into the air.
Payouts have declined ever since, even as rates of return have soared.
For example, even as the number of published books has soared, newspaper
  book-review sections have dwindled.
The artist's productivity soared in his new surroundings.
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