He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.
According to The St. Petersburg Times, before Sarah fell for Josh, she made straight As and aspired to be a veterinarian.
George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, aspired to enter law enforcement.
She was active in the school newspaper and aspired to be a lawyer.
Raised from nothing, Harding aspired to greatness: she wanted to be the best female figure skater in the world.
Indeed, it was unusually hot, and somehow none of them aspired to exert themselves any more than they could help.
She aspired to the hand, and to share the crown of the King of France.
A moral influence over the minds of their tribe was the only distinction to which the priests of Onondaga had aspired.
I don't in the least mean to say that we were the sort of persons who aspired to mix "with royalty."
If he had aspired higher he could not at twenty have competed with his mighty predecessor.
"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.