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.
There are no more uses of "aspiration" in the book.
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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.