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David Copperfield
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  • But, in our youthful ecstasy, I don’t think that we really looked before us or behind us; or had any aspiration beyond the ignorant present.
  • ’Before we leave the subject, you ought to understand,’ said I, breaking a pretty long silence, ’that I believe Agnes Wickfield to be as far above you, and as far removed from all your aspirations, as that moon herself!’
  • ’Madam,’ returned Mr. Micawber, ’it was the dream of my youth, and the fallacious aspiration of my riper years.’
  • ’There are some landmarks,’ observed Mr. Micawber, looking fondly back over his shoulder, ’on the road to the tomb, which, but for the impiety of the aspiration, a man would wish never to have passed.
  • Clasped in my embrace, I held the source of every worthy aspiration I had ever had; the centre of myself, the circle of my life, my own, my wife; my love of whom was founded on a rock!
  • In pursuance of my intention of referring to my own fictions only when their course should incidentally connect itself with the progress of my story, I do not enter on the aspirations, the delights, anxieties, and triumphs of my art.

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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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