Examples of aspire in a Sentence
aspire to great deeds, and you have a better chance of doing good deeds
a tower aspiring towards the heavens
Recent Examples of aspire from the Web
Those specs misled those of us who aspired to be like the top shooters.
Aimed at cooks of all levels, McFadden’s recipes aspire for teachable moments in the kitchen made possible by cooking through the six seasons: spring, early summer, midsummer, late summer, fall and winter.
The CDA, according to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, did not immunize the website Modelmayhem.com from a suit brought by an aspiring model who said she was drugged, raped, and filmed by two men during a phony 2011 audition.
In fact, Ky is actually an aspiring fashion designer, not a hairstylist.
Eldest son Calvin Stockdale described his brother, James, as an aspiring entertainment businessman who was working on a business degree.
The diaspora has always aspired to vote in Puerto Rican plebiscites.
Economists once aspired to be like dentists: dull technocrats the public trusted.
The document blamed bad training, describing one instance where an aspiring officer slept through an academy class on the proper use of force.
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Origin and Etymology of aspire
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French aspirer, from Latin aspirare, literally, to breathe upon, from ad- + spirare to breathe
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ASPIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aspire for English Language Learners
: to want to have or achieve something (such as a particular career or level of success)
ASPIRE Defined for Kids
Definition of aspire for Students
: to very much want to have or achieve something aspire to greatness
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