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 Meanings and Examples of ASPIRATION
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aspiration
 n.  a hope or ambition of achieving something; the action or process of drawing breath
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  She had insisted that in the belated quest of these work-stained women was an aspiration which ought to stir her tears.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  It was they who would carry out her aspiration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  She would make the dramatic association understand her aspiration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
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 Dickens
Get Context   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 Hugo
Get Context   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 Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
9  With doubts, because the aspiration had been so laid waste in her youth.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
12  The warm spring sunshine brought out all sorts of aspiring ideas, tender hopes, and happy thoughts.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
13  He recalled her memory with ardent, tender love, and hopeful aspiring to the better world; where he doubted not she was gone.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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 Machiavelli
Get Context   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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The basic aspiration is that culture should serve as a rallying point for nation building - in practice neither the finances nor the security conditions seem very favourable.
2  And the aspiring singer will be signed to the label regardless of where she finishes in the competition.
3  Great to see another aspiring enthusiastic talent introduces them at forum!
4  It tells the story of an aspiring young man's attempt to rise above the squalor of the street.
5  The college's aim is to help students achieve their aspirations.
6  Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
7  He has high aspirations and wants to improve his qualifications.
8  I've never had any political aspirations.
9  I didn't realize you had political aspirations.
10  When Barbieux started his blog, his aspirations were small; he simply hoped to communicate with a few people.
11  This building marks the fruition of all our aspirations and years of hard work.
12  With an outsize extravaganza that reached deep into the repertory of classical music and ballet, traversed the sights and sounds of the world's largest geopolitical expanse, soared into outer space and swept across millenniums of history in a celebration of everything from czarist military might to Soviet monumentalism, a swaggering, resurgent Russia turned its Winter Olympic aspirations into reality on Friday night.
13  If you aspire to a career in professional sports, please enroll in a graduate program in sports management.
14  Although I am an aspirant for public office, I am not willing to accept the dictates of the party bosses.
15  What he aspired to was the union of southern Anglian peoples under the leadership of a Mercian king and a Mercian archbishop.