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aspiration
used in The Remains of the Day

4 uses
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Definition
a cherished desire
  • It was the aspiration of all those of us with professional ambition to work our way as close to this hub as we were each of us capable.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (21% in)
  • My father's feelings towards the General were, naturally, those of utmost loathing; but he realized too that his employer's present business aspirations hung on the smooth running of the house party - which with some eighteen or so people expected would be no trifling affair.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (85% in)
  • I refer to that strand of opinion in the profession which suggested that any butler with serious aspirations should make it his business to be forever reappraising his employer - scrutinizing the latter's motives, analysing the implications of his views.'
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (97% in)
  • And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that is in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (92% in)

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