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ad astra per aspera

[ahd ah-strah per ah-spe-rah; English, ad as-truh per as-per-uh] /ɑd ˈɑ strɑ pɛr ˈɑ spɛˌrɑ; English, æd ˈæs trə pər ˈæs pər ə/
to the stars through difficulties: motto of Kansas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Sic itur—ad astra,” she said demurely, and offered him her hand.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers
  • The very next morning the astra had been turned over to Maintenance.

    Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston
  • The astra is of medium size, varying in length from 199 to 275 feet.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • He would have been a brave man who should have dared to love astra.

  • astra, everything is black; clouds are drifting past the stars!

    Psyche Louis Couperus
  • astra rose and bowed, her look far away, as if lost in contemplation.

    Psyche Louis Couperus
  • Of Emeralda I am afraid, and astra does not think of me; she only thinks of the stars.

    Psyche Louis Couperus
  • For they were not the first masters of astra, nor were they the masters now.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • This wide-open land could have been always a wilderness, left to the animals of astra for their own.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • But the time was not yet when the men of astra and the men of Terra should meet.

    Star Born Andre Norton

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