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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspire  \As*pire"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Aspired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Aspiring}.]  [F.  aspirer,  L.  aspirare  See  {Aspirate},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  To  desire  with  eagerness;  to  seek  to  attain  something  high 
  or  great;  to  pant;  to  long;  --  followed  by  to  or  after 
  and  rarely  by  at  as  to  aspire  to  a  crown;  to  aspire 
  after  immorality. 
 
  Aspiring  to  be  gods,  if  angels  fell;  Aspiring  to  be 
  angels,  men  rebel.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  rise;  to  ascend;  to  tower;  to  soar. 
 
  My  own  breath  still  foments  the  fire,  Which  flames 
  as  high  as  fancy  can  aspire.  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspiring  \As*pir"ing\,  a. 
  That  aspires;  as  an  Aspiring  mind.  --  {As*pir"ing*ly},  adv 
  --  {As*pir"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aspiring 
  adj  1:  seeking  advancement  or  recognition  [syn:  {aspirant},  {aspiring(p)}, 
  {wishful},  {would-be(a)}] 
  2:  desiring  or  striving  for  recognition  or  advancement  [syn:  {aspirant}, 
  {aspiring(a)}] 




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