• WordNet 3.6
    • n aspirer an ambitious and aspiring young person "a lofty aspirant","two executive hopefuls joined the firm","the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aspirer One who aspires.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aspirer One who aspires; an aspirant.
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  • Laurens Van du Post
    Laurens Van du Post
    “The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.”
  • Robert Browning
    “What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
    “Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.”
  • Samuel Smiles
    “Man cannot aspire if he looked down; if he rise, he must look up.”


In literature:

She felt bound to the nuns, who shared her aspirations.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
And yet he failed to reach the presidency, to which for thirty years he had aspired, and which at times seemed within his grasp.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
But his aspirations led him into serious difficulties.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
It does not aspire to grow.
"Literary and General Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
Here in the outset the reins were given to the long-oppressed, but now aspiring mass.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
One part of the being ardently aspires toward some object, while the other is powerless to aid it.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
I quite forget who; but I know there is some aspirant.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Aspiration is unconscious worship, and worship is aspiration conscious of its object.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
Thus for the time Athenian aspirations in that quarter were checked.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The aspiration in Browning's later verse is a complex of many forces; here it is a simple poetic enthusiasm.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
When we can analyze ourselves and find that we are living up to the quoted lines above we may safely lift the limit from our aspirations.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
And a former brief strain of simple aspiration is supported by angelic harps.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
I do not call him a dreamer in a cheap and sentimental effort to describe a man of aspiration.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
I could not deny myself, effusion, tears, aspiration.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
She did not share his intellectual ambitions, his divine aspiration: she was only a beautiful animal.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Men appreciate and admire that which in a measure at least they are, and more that which they aspire to become.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
They had a common aspiration.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Most aspirants dropped out of the race after a very few calls.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
That a philosophy like this will impel to aspiration need not be said; aspiration is the soul of it.
"Transcendentalism in New England" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Quicken every noble aspiration.
"The Optimist's Good Morning" by Florence Hobart Perin

In poetry:

Raise monumental praises high
To him that thunders through the sky,
And with an awful nod or frown
Shakes an aspiring tyrant down.
"Hymn 1" by Isaac Watts
We trusted then, aspired, believed
That earth could be remade to-morrow;
Ah, why be ever undeceived?
Why give up faith for sorrow?
"To----" by James Russell Lowell
It illumines the page of the student
As his soul warms by its fire,
And stirs him to greater action,
And lifts aspirations higher.
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite
Oh! the change is most surprising;
Last year I was plain Betty Brown;
Now to my hand they're a' aspiring,
The fair Eliza I am grown!
"The Heiress" by Carolina Oliphant
But ye, O suns! concede the boon
To those whose baffled eyes aspire
To search your syllables of fire,
And read Orion's telic rune—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
In many a dumb brute's wistful eyes
A dawning human soul aspires,
For thus from lower forms we rise,--
Ourselves our spirits' sires.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A Memphis man has been indicted on federal charges that he was paid thousands of dollars by aspiring teachers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to have other people take their teacher licensing exams.
The store aspires to be a full service jewelry store, modeled after East Tennessee Jewelers.
Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking .
Aspiring model and actor Sheldon Stephens was charged with robbing $250,000 worth of jewelry from his former boss at knife point.
The aspiring writers at the heart of "Seminar" are played by Tara Sissom, left, Joseph O'Malley, Stephanie Altholz and Dan Fagan.
The 'America's Got Talent' judge caused a 7-year-old rapper to cry on Monday (May 21) after eliminating him with an X. Mir Money, an aspiring rapper from Philadelphia, Pa.
There was a point a few years ago when I, an aspiring 46er at the time, was SO ready to quit hiking the High Peaks.
Police allege Ad-Ham Khamis's arrest for attempted murder means one aspiring leader of.
14-year-old aspiring country music singer-songwriter Carson Hill and music producer Roger Cullis join Manning Kimmel on Straight Talk.
The Sophia Institute's "Writing, Creativity, and Soul" retreat is giving aspiring authors the inside scoop on the novel-writing experience, how to get published, and how the process can transform you.
Nebraska downs Iowa, dashing Michigan's Big Ten title aspirations.
Sumnicht, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, aspired to become a sports announcer and model.
So, why do the two men who aspire to leadership of the "greatest country in the world" bicker over soundbites and make petty, out-of-context misquotes.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star John Rich has sued a former Nashville Star contestant, saying the aspiring singer defamed him by claiming Rich hit him in the face.
With its BCS title aspirations dependent on actions of others, Alabama focuses on what it can control.

In science:

In this way it aspires to inspect the architecture of accretion disks as they approach the black hole ergosphere and, most importantly, to produce indirect images that include the warped Kerr spacetime (Reynolds).
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
It is clear that, as V2 consists of an infinite set of diagrams, one can never aspire to solve the problem exactly.
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
Abstract: We aspire to fufill Ma jorana’s original goal of bringing full symmetry between the charged and fundamentally neutral particles.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
Inspired by recent Heidelberg-Moscow results [1, 2], we have aspired to fufill Ma jorana’s original goal by bringing full symmetry between the charged and fundamentally neutral particles.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
But anyhow it is important to know which aspects of real traffic are described by a certain model, because in the end the aspired accordance of a model with empirical observations strongly depends on the goal of the particular application.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
Einstein has been used successfully to sell computer supplies, bagels, nuclear weapons, national aspirations, IQ tests, healthcare, and board games.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Loss of targets: Because the standard models of fundamental physics and cosmology describe the world so well, a ma jor part of what ideas going beyond those standard models could aspire to achieve, for improving our understanding of the world, would be to fix the values of their remaining free parameters.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
Even if we can’t be precise in our predictions of fundamental parameters, we can still aspire to clear thinking.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
Cryptography is a wide and varied field that attracts lots of young, aspiring scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
We, the global community of astronomy, aspire to the following guidelines for managing astronomical data, believing that they would maximise the rate and cost-effectiveness of scientific discovery.
Astronomical Data Management
The canonical quantization of supergravity theories constitutes a fascinating topic. A theory of quantum gravity is one of the foremost aspirations in theoretical physics and a promising line of approach is the use of nonperturbative methods -.
Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology --- Shaken not stirred
According Farrington, if government aspires to platonic republic, it must control or suppress such kind of mathematics and physics.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
It is clearly evident that when frequency aspire to zero tunneling current spectra aspire to constant value and we have no power law singularity in a low frequency part of tunneling current spectra.
Tuning of tunneling current noise spectra singularities by localized states charging
In particular, the existing sample size formulas lack in precision, i.e. a deviation between exact and aspired power (cf.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
In particular, it turns out that our sample size formula for binary endpoints improves the precision of the existing one by Kieser & Friede (2007) significantly in terms of that the exact power is close to the aspired one.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach