And can be the leaders that we all aspire to be, even though our conditioning over the years may have prevented us from being it.
She is, as one member of the search committee noted, exactly the kind of woman that most Barnard students will aspire to be.
This is not to suggest that Romney should aspire to megalomania of Newtonian proportions.
DB: As a child or as a student, did you aspire to the high position you have today?
I hasten to add that their caution is a disease common to almost all who inhabit and aspire to high government office.
But one thing was clear: he could not aspire to the love of one of the queens of Earth.
He could not "keep a hotel," and he did not aspire to do so.
It was not for him, a soldier of fortune, without a penny beyond his pay, to aspire to the hand of a rich heiress.
I only aspire, then, to deal with these four forms which I have already suggested.
They are committed to memory by millions of Chinese who aspire to pass the public-service examinations.
"to strive for," c.1400, from Old French aspirer "aspire to; inspire; breathe, breathe on" (12c.), from Latin aspirare "to breathe upon, to breathe," also, in transferred senses, "to be favorable to, assist; to climb up to, to endeavor to obtain, to reach to, to seek to reach; infuse," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). The notion is of "panting with desire," or perhaps of rising smoke. Related: Aspired; aspiring.