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ad astra per aspera

[ahd ah-strah per ah-spe-rah; English, ad as-truh per as-per-uh]
Latin.
  1. to the stars through difficulties: motto of Kansas.
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Historical Examples

  • “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