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  • adv. In a meteoric manner.

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Examples

  • I was a bit miffed, I said, that Brown had risen meteorically by trading on the name recognition of his father, former Governor Pat Brown.

    Richard H. Smith: THE LAST HURRAH OF JERRY BROWN

  • The popularity of Taseer's accused killer has risen so meteorically in recent days that it is easy to imagine him being lauded in the schoolbooks of future generations.

    Bashir Ahmad Gwakh: The Deep Roots of Pakistan's Extremism

  • UK upstart Hello Games came out of nowhere in 2009 -- well, not nowhere, their Voltron-like team is formed of former Kuju and Criterion leads on games like Burnout 3, Black, Geometry Wars Galaxies and Sega Superstars Tennis -- and their indie debut game Joe Danger rose meteorically to many top most wanted lists, especially after its debut at Eurogamer's 2009 Expo (from which the video above was leaked).

    Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year Boing Boing

  • Sales of MP3s have grown meteorically, but overall music industry sales is down 50%.

    Amazon Pulls First Second Books, Other Macmillan Titles » Comics Worth Reading

  • The 40-year-old Caracci was admired for his revival of High Renaissance grandeur; Caravaggio, at 29, was a meteorically rising star who recently created a sensation with a startlingly realistic cycle of paintings telling the story of St. Matthew.

    A Transfiguring Moment

  • She seemed self-composed, fiery, and energetic—blazing meteorically into the rarefied atmosphere of New York.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The success of the New York quartet, who went from preppy Columbia University students to preppy Top 20 rock band in about a year, on the strength of a polished sound that blends Talking Heads and Paul Simon-style multi-culti instrumentation with precious lyricism (they sing about architecture and grammar) has gotten some snarls from grittier, less meteorically rising bands.

    SXSW: Vampire Sinks Teeth Into Austin - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Both have risen meteorically in their respective workplaces, making the heads of more seasoned types whip around, but they don't mind the gawking (or whispering), they'll just work a little harder like they always do.

    Rachel Sklar: The Mad Men (and Women!) of Morning Joe

  • Our current form of “meat” production is rife with irresolvable problems, vegans/vegetarians are still about as rare as recent stock market success stories, and the number of people demanding to feast upon rotting flesh is rising meteorically.

    Feigned Indignation: Of marauding exploiters, their "ethical qualms," and a new proposal

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 3/15/09: Feigned Indignation: Of marauding exploiters, their "ethical qualms," and a new proposal yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Feigned Indignation: Of marauding exploiters, their "ethical qualms," and a new proposal'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Our current form of "meat" production is rife with irresolvable problems, vegans/vegetarians are still about as rare as recent stock market success stories, and the number of people demanding to feast upon rotting flesh is rising meteorically.

    Feigned Indignation: Of marauding exploiters, their "ethical qualms," and a new proposal

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