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aspire
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  • The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (11% in)
  • His was the profession at that era in which intellectual ability displayed itself far more than in political life; for—leaving a higher motive out of the question it offered inducements powerful enough in the almost worshipping respect of the community, to win the most aspiring ambition into its service.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (22% in)
  • It was to teach them, that the holiest amongst us has but attained so far above his fellows as to discern more clearly the Mercy which looks down, and repudiate more utterly the phantom of human merit, which would look aspiringly upward.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (23% in)

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