aspirations

[ as-puh-rey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF aspirations
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASPIRATIONS

Today, better than ever before, we know the aspirations of humankind, and share them.

There is no short road to the realization of these aspirations.

Her prayers were not so fervent, her aspirations not so strong.

Who can say, this humble craftsman may yet have had much to do with his son's aspirations?

Money was needful to extricate him from this drudgery and let him follow up his aspirations.

A girl who had thoughts and dreams and aspirations the same as she had.

It re-echoed the sentiments, the notions, the aspirations of the people.

In our aspirations after what we called a truer life there was no material taint.

I may say I am in entire sympathy with my son's aspirations.

And the more needs, the more deities; the higher the aspirations, the better the gods.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "action of breathing into," from Latin aspirationem (nominative aspiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of aspirare (see aspire). Meaning "steadfast longing for a higher goal, earnest desire for something above one" is recorded from c.1600 (sometimes collectively, as aspirations).

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