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Sample sentences for the GRE study word aspire

aspire can be used as a verb

1.Or if thy soul aspire to fiercer deeds. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.To aspire unto the crown and reign as king. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Wilt thou aspire to guide the heavenly car. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.He wanted to train me to an elevation I could never reach it racked me hourly to aspire to the standard he uplifted. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.I've longed so to sing in the Sunday-school choir, as Diana does, but I feared it was an honor I could never aspire to. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
7.The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
8.She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.To them religion offers sufficient incentives and temptations to aspire to higher intellectuality, and to experience the sentiments of authoritative self-control, of silence, and of solitude. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
10.Descend to who aspires must down as lo. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.He aspires to the hand of the proud Eugenie.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
12.All my speculations and hopes are as nothing, and like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained in an eternal hell. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
13.It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out. - from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
14.To see her once again he still aspired to this, but he no longer expected it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
15.Then three or four western bad men aspired to clean out the town, were riddled like pepper-boxes for their pains, and public interest turned to other idols. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
16.She timidly laid her hand on his dear breast, and put up a prayer that she might ever be as true to him as her love aspired to be, and as his sorrows deserved. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
17."Well, really, when I consider that she has turned her back--I will not say upon me, but upon so much that many have aspired to without success--I can hardly explain it in any other fashion.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
18.The state to which that part of the nation which is called the bourgeoisie aspired after the shock o. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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