1 She had insisted that in the belated quest of these work-stained women was an aspiration which ought to stir her tears.
2 It was they who would carry out her aspiration.
3 She would make the dramatic association understand her aspiration.
4 Its conception of a community ideal is not the grand manner, the noble aspiration, the fine aristocratic pride, but cheap labor for the kitchen and rapid increase in the price of land.
5 But, in our youthful ecstasy, I don't think that we really looked before us or behind us; or had any aspiration beyond the ignorant present.
6 There are some landmarks,' observed Mr. Micawber, looking fondly back over his shoulder, 'on the road to the tomb, which, but for the impiety of the aspiration, a man would wish never to have passed.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
7 With his eyes fixed on heaven, he listened with a sort of aspiration towards all the mysteries of the infinite, those sad voices which sing on the verge of the obscure abyss of death.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
8 Poverty in youth, when it succeeds, has this magnificent property about it, that it turns the whole will towards effort, and the whole soul towards aspiration.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
9 With doubts, because the aspiration had been so laid waste in her youth.
10 And so, too, the native ambition and aspiration of men, even though they be black, backward, and ungraceful, must not lightly be dealt with.
11 This year it was to be a plantation of sun flowers, the seeds of which cheerful land aspiring plant were to feed Aunt Cockle-top and her family of chicks.
12 The warm spring sunshine brought out all sorts of aspiring ideas, tender hopes, and happy thoughts.
13 He recalled her memory with ardent, tender love, and hopeful aspiring to the better world; where he doubted not she was gone.
14 Hanno, the foremost citizen of Carthage, aspiring to absolute power, on the occasion of the marriage of a daughter contrived a plot for administering poison to the whole senate and so making himself prince.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
15 She did not wish to see him again, not because she feared his influence, but because his presence always had the effect of cheapening her aspirations, of throwing her whole world out of focus.