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aspiration
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Definition a cherished desire
  • Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
    Louisa May Alcott
  • The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire.
    Peter McWilliams
  • Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
    Allan Bloom
  • Their dreams and aspirations had the grandeur, scope, and breadth of postage stamps.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • If you have any aspirations to fiction writing, the perfection of this story has to inspire awe and envy.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Did that explain his aspiration toward saintliness, his quest of peace by service in the cause of others?
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • My ambitions and aspirations don't leave me no rest; I am born with a high mind and aim for the best.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Its slated turrets, conical in the French fashion, crowded from complicated battlements in a hundred unexpected aspirations.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • To cast it in with Hyde, was to die to a thousand interests and aspirations, and to become, at a blow and for ever, despised and friendless.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • For the touch of grief will render My wild nature more serene, Give to life new aspirations, A new trust in the unseen.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • These buildings, this hall, this dream of poets of centuries is the wild aspiration of crazy architects alone.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He was creating an imperial self out of some tabloid aspiration.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • How maddening it was to have been born in a cotton field with aspirations of grandeur.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Then who was executing him, killing him, depriving him of life—him, Pierre, with all his memories, aspirations, hopes, and thoughts?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The prince commended his aspirations with warmth.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • CHAPTER X Carley's edifice of hopes, dreams, aspirations, and struggles fell in ruins about her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • She could shrink your aspirations before your very eyes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • —less material aspirations.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • What if all of her hopes and dreams and aspirations ended in a slow, mocking death in this oversized tomb?
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • He was ambitious in the extreme, and like Walt McCandless, his aspirations extended to his progeny.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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