from The Century Dictionary.
- Animated with an ardent desire, as of power, importance, or excellence; ambitious; soaring: as, “aspiring nobles,” Macaulay, Hist. Eng., i.
- Rising; towering or soaring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective That aspires.
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- adjective hoping to become
- verb Present participle of
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- adjective desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
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Def Jam was the label aspiring rappers grew up listening to, and Simmons was the original hip-hop entrepreneur, its Henry Ford.
As readers know, I am hugely enthusiastic about the stocks of what I call aspiring nations.
Keats was not alone in aspiring to be a kind of Shakespeare après la lettre.
An accrediting group last year stripped the hospital of its ability to train aspiring surgeons and radiologists and recommended closing the neonatology training program.
But how is it possible to be harsh and not sanguinary, in aspiring to become the Leader of a Revolutionary
But how is it possible to be harsh and not sanguinary, in aspiring to become the
White House crashers called aspiring reality show stars
The other creature showed himself of a low character, and, when defeated in aspiring to the throne, pretended to have conscientious scruples about prostrating himself before the Caliph; wouldn’t call him Commander of the Faithful; spoke of him slightingly and inconsistently as a mere “chap;” said he, the other creature, “wouldn’t play” – Play!
"We have a very interesting composition of the Security Council right now," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said Monday, referring to aspiring permanent members India, South Africa and Brazil.
Those whom we variously call the aspiring classes, the coping classes, the middle classes.