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aspiration
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
a cherished desire
  • Mr. Wopsle said grace with theatrical declamation,—as it now appears to me, something like a religious cross of the Ghost in Hamlet with Richard the Third,—and ended with the very proper aspiration that we might be truly grateful.
    Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • Truly it was impossible to dissociate her presence from all those wretched hankerings after money and gentility that had disturbed my boyhood, —from all those ill-regulated aspirations that had first made me ashamed of home and Joe,—from all those visions that had raised her face in the glowing fire, struck it out of the iron on the anvil, extracted it from the darkness of night to look in at the wooden window of the forge, and flit away.
    Chapter 29 (35% in)

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