Examples from the Web for stratosphere
But this is the kind of role, both manly and emotional, that launches an actor into the stratosphere.‘Fault in Our Stars’ Hunk Ansel Elgort Wants You to Cry (A Lot)|Kevin Fallon|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But her iconic turn in Clueless sent the MTV darling into the stratosphere.‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy|Marlow Stern|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From some vantage points, the Stratosphere on the strip is visible, but it feels light years away.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas|Sarah Kunst|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, once she arrives at the bridge, her voice soars into the stratosphere.The Best (and Worst) Rihanna Covers: Jared Leto, Vin Diesel, Selena Gomez, More|The Daily Beast|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Investing in a career could help launch it into the stratosphere.Are Indie Presses the Minor Leagues of Publishing?|James McGirk|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The surface of this stratosphere substance was slippery smooth.
The first ships, I believe, were carried into the stratosphere and captured intact by the enemy.
Then it changed course and climbed steeply into the stratosphere.Rich Living|Michael Cathal
This idea of denizens of the stratosphere has attacked the popular imagination.
With the power Ken speaks of, I believe the hyperbolic form could carry an effective wave into the stratosphere.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for stratosphere
Word Origin and History for stratosphere
1909, from French stratosphère, literally "sphere of layers," coined by French meteorologist Léon-Philippe Teisserenc de Bort (1855-1913) from Latin stratus "a spreading out" (from past participle stem of sternere "to spread out;" see structure (n.)) + French -sphère, as in atmosphère. The region where the temperature increases or remains steady as you go higher. [An earlier stratosphere, attested in English 1908 and coined in German 1901, was a geological term for part of the Earth's crust. It is now obsolete.]