aspiring

adjective
aspir·ing | \ə-ˈspī-riŋ \

Definition of aspiring 

: desiring and working to achieve a particular goal : having aspirations to attain a specified profession, position, etc. an aspiring actor [=a person who aspires to be and is trying to become an actor] an aspiring novelist

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Its aspiring firms have learned a great deal from serving American customers and working with American firms. The Economist, "Donald Trump insists on trade reciprocity. But what kind?," 12 July 2018 On Saturday, the annual Berkley Street Art Fest will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be professional and aspiring chalk artists beautifying the sidewalks with their creations, as well as commissioned artists painting new murals on downtown buildings. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 Today, more and more aspiring artists are hungry to break into the music industry. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Pusha T, Ella Mai, Jussie Smollett & More Give Aspiring Artists Advice on How to Maintain Their Mental Health," 20 June 2018 Everything an aspiring poet needs to know about craft can be found in a single Ragain stanza. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "Half of Steely Dan is better than none: Minister of Culture," 2 May 2018 Everything an aspiring poet needs to know about craft can be found in a single Ragain stanza. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "Half of Steely Dan is better than none: Minister of Culture," 2 May 2018 Everything an aspiring poet needs to know about craft can be found in a single Ragain stanza. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "Half of Steely Dan is better than none: Minister of Culture," 2 May 2018 Buy Photo Jordan Brown is preparing to don her cap and gown and accept her diploma from Oxford Area High School next Friday – even though the 17-year-old aspiring doctor already delivered her commencement speech days earlier. Kathy Boccella, Philly.com, "These Oxford Area students graduated college before graduating high school," 26 May 2018 And that’s largely because aspiring managers at business schools like ours are implicitly trained to ignore them. Jeremy Avins, BostonGlobe.com, "Why MBAs haven’t got a clue about front-line workers," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aspiring

1788, in the meaning defined above

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