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Word: meteoric

Definition: like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor


Sentences Containing 'meteoric'

In a meteoric rise, late in 2005 Michito was invited, along with Tsuyoshi Kase to train with the AFL club Essendon Football Club by coach Kevin Sheedy.
In the same year he established an observatory at Urbino, and thereafter published regularly in his monthly bulletin the results of his meteoric observations.
In the tenth and much improved edition (1853) the anonymous author says (page 155): "The proposition determined on after much consideration is, that the several series of animated beings, from the simplest and oldest up to the highest and most recent, are, under the providence of God, the results, FIRST, of an impulse which has been imparted to the forms of life, advancing them, in definite times, by generation, through grades of organisation terminating in the highest dicotyledons and vertebrata, these grades being few in number, and generally marked by intervals of organic character, which we find to be a practical difficulty in ascertaining affinities; SECOND, of another impulse connected with the vital forces, tending, in the course of generations, to modify organic structures in accordance with external circumstances, as food, the nature of the habitat, and the meteoric agencies, these being the 'adaptations' of the natural theologian."
Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli continued their meteoric rises up the table.
The Community is conspicuous amongst Anglican communities for its meteoric rise in numbers from the date of the foundation.
The following Season (2007–08) saw another meteoric rise in the fortunes of the club, breaking many AIL records along the way.
With Pellerin's protection and influence, over the next five years Arnaud experienced a truly meteoric rise within the office, being promoted in 1736 to First Scrivener and then to Commissary of the Marine year later."

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