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Definitionhave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
- Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.Chapter 4 (48% in)
- She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.Chapter 14 (38% in)
- All my speculations and hopes are as nothing, and like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained in an eternal hell.Chapter 24 (45% in)
There are no more uses of "aspire" in Frankenstein.
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