a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.: The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves.
aspiring or seeking to attain something important or of value.
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How to use aspirant in a sentence
As they appear to be peaking at the exact right time, the Jays are not in the worst spot among wild-card aspirants.MLB’s Hottest Team Is In Danger Of Missing The Playoffs | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 9, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Green cards aspirants in the US as well as immigrant visa applicants applying at US embassies and consulates abroad have to meet the criteria.
Then we asked experts to weigh in on why they work and how you can take care of your brain while you train—whether you’re a gold-medal aspirant or a weekend warrior.
It was as though the track gods recognized the futility of even trying to fill Bolt’s shoes and decided to bestow the title of “World’s Fastest Human” on an anonymous aspirant.
He interrogated many of the 17 GOP aspirants in 2016 on their support for Israel.Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate who influenced policy from D.C. to Jerusalem, dies at 87 | Donald Frazier | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
If Christie was not a presidential aspirant with an anger-management problem, the episode might not even make the list.
Turkey, a NATO member and European Union aspirant, has a long history of jailing journalists and dissenters.
All of this should make any presidential aspirant who would wear his religion on his sleeve step back and take notice.
Now as a presidential aspirant, Sayyaf will have to show a more constructive and moderate side.
This is where the votes are and where aspirant politicians have to aim much of their agenda.
Elder Brewster especially entreated for him, though this strange pulpit aspirant had hoped to supplant him.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
I bring this general indictment in order that the eyes of the aspirant may be opened to the opportunities which await her.Journalism for Women | E.A. Bennett
Roscoe was an excellent guide to the young aspirant, pointing to the Greeks as the only examples for a sculptor.
Mr. Campbell is a stanch democrat and is commendably interested in public affairs, although not an aspirant for office.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
A political aspirant who is forced to decide between his manager and his wife has need of all the philosophy at his command.The Opinions of a Philosopher | Robert Grant
British Dictionary definitions for aspirant
a person who aspires, as to a high position
aspiring or striving
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