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 Meanings and Examples of ASPIRE
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 v.  seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
3  A person like myself had better not aspire.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  He wanted to train me to an elevation I could never reach; it racked me hourly to aspire to the standard he uplifted.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
5  This match, to which you have the presumption to aspire, can never take place.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
6  Before that time, she knew, a hundred generations of Carols will aspire and go down in tragedy devoid of palls and solemn chanting, the humdrum inevitable tragedy of struggle against inertia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
7  It's pretty generally understood that men don't aspire after the absolute right, but only to do about as well as the rest of the world.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  "I think I may aspire to that honor," said Danglars with a smile, which reminded Monte Cristo of the sickly moons which bad artists are so fond of daubing into their pictures of ruins.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
9  Of this mighty Order I am no mean member, but already one of the Chief Commanders, and may well aspire one day to hold the batoon of Grand Master.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  Then Venus: 'Nay, to no such offerings do I aspire.'
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
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
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 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
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  If you aspire to a career in professional sports, please enroll in a graduate program in sports management.
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 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.
6  The college's aim is to help students achieve their aspirations.
7  Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
8  He has high aspirations and wants to improve his qualifications.
9  I've never had any political aspirations.
10  I didn't realize you had political aspirations.
11  When Barbieux started his blog, his aspirations were small; he simply hoped to communicate with a few people.
12  This building marks the fruition of all our aspirations and years of hard work.
13  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.
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.