Aspired
Aspire As*pire", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aspired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspiring}.] [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See {Aspirate}, v. t.] 1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality. [1913 Webster]

Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; Aspiring to be angels, men rebel. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar. [1913 Webster]

My own breath still foments the fire, Which flames as high as fancy can aspire. --Waller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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