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Jane Eyre
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  • And why had I these aspirations and these regrets?
  • Her mind seemed wholly taken up with reminiscences of past gaiety, and aspirations after dissipations to come.
  • Vain aspiration!
  • But, Jane, your aspirations after family ties and domestic happiness may be realised otherwise than by the means you contemplate: you may marry.
  • When he had done, instead of feeling better, calmer, more enlightened by his discourse, I experienced an inexpressible sadness; for it seemed to me — I know not whether equally so to others — that the eloquence to which I had been listening had sprung from a depth where lay turbid dregs of disappointment — where moved troubling impulses of insatiate yearnings and disquieting aspirations.

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  • She gave lip service to the world: she went through the motions of complying with the regulations governing the behavior of teenaged girls from good families; she developed a halfway interest in clothes, boys, hairdos, gossip, and female aspirations; but she was uneasy all the time she was away from the security of those who she knew loved her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • George’s white court-appointed attorney, a tax lawyer with political aspirations, called no witnesses.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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