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Word: aspire

Definition: seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership


Sentences Containing 'aspire'

"Preparatoriana" life leads to the development of ideas, the arts, sciences, and it required, more and more rapidly, more and more classrooms that allow for youth centers who aspire to be part of it would be, from that moment, an important cultural project in Mexico in this century: the University.
And they forget there are song-writers and composers, who, like everyone else, also suffer and aspire in love".
And they forget there are song-writers and composers, who, like everyone else, also suffer and aspire in love ... Love is what makes us write things, what keeps us alive.
But when his eyes passed on to Agnes, and I saw the rage with which he felt his power over her slipping away, and the exhibition, in their disappointment, of the odious passions that had led him to aspire to one whose virtues he could never appreciate or care for, I was shocked by the mere thought of her having lived, an hour, within sight of such a man.
However, 1987 is seen as the year when the band began to aspire for something more.
However, it finally measured in at making it the UK's tallest sculpture surpassing "Aspire" (at 60m).
I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here.
I will not say, at present, might he aspire to be Governor, or anything of that sort; but would there be a reasonable opening for his talents to develop themselves--that would be amply sufficient--and find their own expansion?'
In 1473 went Ulrich and Eberhard V a house contract one which should regulate the common hereditary result and aspire to the reunion of both württembergian land parts.
In his address, Breazeale focused on contributions of the American Red Cross during World War I and the example of service to which he encouraged the graduates to aspire.
It is certain that, while we aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage, and endeavour to confine our pleasures altogether within our own minds, we may, at last, render our philosophy like that of Epictetus, and other _Stoics_, only a more refined system of selfishness, and reason ourselves out of all virtue as well as social enjoyment.
Little Em'ly consenting, and allowing me to kiss her, I became desperate; informing her, I recollect, that I never could love another, and that I was prepared to shed the blood of anybody who should aspire to her affections.
Rather than assuming that individuals all seek high status and are helped or impeded in their quest by access to resources (social capital), the Wisconsin model suggests that different individuals aspire to different levels of educational and occupational attainment, and that these aspirations themselves are formed by a communication process whereby "significant others" communicate their expectations for the individual to him or her in various ways.
Smaller churches have no bands, but aspire to them.
Such a person, too, though he cannot aspire at being a proprietor, will often disdain to be a farmer.
Sutton's successor, Richard Morrison, reformed the selection process for academic-merit entrants, introduced the 'Aspire' program and led the re-branding of the school.
That memorable but frightening experience inspired Chopra’s fascination to go into Medicine and aspire to be a great doctor like his father.
The Brights aspire "to take the promising route, whereby the imagery brings to mind a gradually increasing illumination for this earth of ours, an escalation of enlightenment.”.
The concept, by its very definition, is just beyond the grasping of everything, a state to aspire towards when yet already a part of.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (also called the Inspiron 910), was announced on 4 September 2008, as a netbook set to contend with other low cost ultra-portables such as the ASUS Eee PC and Acer Aspire One.
The event saw a collaboration of 33 competitions spanning two days.The latest edition of Bosco Fest was held during 2 - 3 August 2013 with the theme "Aspire , Aim , Achieve".
The inhabitants of Port Middlebay may at least aspire to watch it, with delight, with entertainment, with instruction!
The science for design, always concerned with not yet observable contingencies, cannot provide the simple truth claims of the kind that natural scientist aspire to for their theories.
This fact, my dear sir, combined with the distinguished elevation to which your talents have raised you, deters me from presuming to aspire to the liberty of addressing the companion of my youth, by the familiar appellation of Copperfield!
This is about as much as the college bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
This match, to which you have the presumption to aspire, can never take place.
Thou shall not always aspire for financial gain but always strive for cinematic excellence.
Whatsoever thou doest hereafter aspire unto, thou mayest even now enjoy and possess, if thou doest not envy thyself thine own happiness.
`And what have you done to aspire to this honor?'
``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.

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