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aspire
used in David Copperfield

9 uses
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Definition have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  • A person like myself had better not aspire.
    Chapters 16-18 (63% in)
  • Little Em'ly consenting, and allowing me to kiss her, I became desperate; informing her, I recollect, that I never could love another, and that I was prepared to shed the blood of anybody who should aspire to her affections.
    Chapters 10-12 (27% in)
  • But Mr. James, I must say, certainly did behave extremely honourable; for he proposed that the young woman should marry a very respectable person, who was fully prepared to overlook the past, and who was, at least, as good as anybody the young woman could have aspired to in a regular way: her connexions being very common.'
    Chapters 46-48 (12% in)
  • This fact, my dear sir, combined with the distinguished elevation to which your talents have raised you, deters me from presuming to aspire to the liberty of addressing the companion of my youth, by the familiar appellation of Copperfield!
    Chapters 49-51 (1% in)
  • Being assisted by a gentleman who not long ago aspired to the favour of your hand, I am sanguine as to that.'
    Chapters 49-51 (53% in)
  • But when his eyes passed on to Agnes, and I saw the rage with which he felt his power over her slipping away, and the exhibition, in their disappointment, of the odious passions that had led him to aspire to one whose virtues he could never appreciate or care for, I was shocked by the mere thought of her having lived, an hour, within sight of such a man.
    Chapters 52-54 (20% in)
  • I will not say, at present, might he aspire to be Governor, or anything of that sort; but would there be a reasonable opening for his talents to develop themselves — that would be amply sufficient — and find their own expansion?'
    Chapters 52-54 (53% in)
  • I have always aspired, if I could have released him from the toils in which he was held, to render back some little portion of the love and care I owe him, and to devote my life to him.
    Chapters 52-54 (83% in)
  • The inhabitants of Port Middlebay may at least aspire to watch it, with delight, with entertainment, with instruction!
    Chapters 63-64 (60% in)

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