soar / sôr
1. the act of gliding or flying through the air
The soar of the eagle flying in the wind,
As it glides through the air on its flight,
It’s eyes piercing around looking far away,
Ready to scoop down and take its prey
From “The Eagles Flight” by Sharon Kemper, ? –
2. the altitude gained when flying through the air
1. to fly or ascend into the air
For the birds that cannot soar, God has provided low branches.
2. to glide through the air using wind currents
Hawks and vultures soared on air currents, ducks and geese bobbed on waves, and egrets and great blue herons fished in the shallows close to shore.
From “Midnight on the Mississippi” by Mary Ellis, ? –
3. to rise or improve suddenly
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.
Marian Anderson, 1897 – 1993