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aspiration

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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aspirationas‧pi‧ra‧tion /ˌæspəˈreɪʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable usually plural, uncountable]WANT a strong desire to have or achieve something syn ambition a high level of political aspirationaspiration of the aspirations of the working classesaspiration for their hopes and aspirations for the future2 [uncountable]SL technical the sound of air blowing out that happens when some consonants are pronounced, such as the /p/ in ‘pin
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aspirationCharming and enthusiastic, Crowhurst's life up to the voyage had been defined by crushed aspirations.Many who vigorously disparaged his accomplishment came to share his aspiration..I had written a learned book, Architrave and Archetype, a thesis linking human aspiration with human-designed structures, cathedrals in particular.Today its atmosphere is more convivial, its aspirations more leisurely.But then its aspirations all went horribly wrong.Did Cuomo have presidential aspirations?We can see in this Nietzsche's aspirations towards a total philosophy of life.Such criteria have, therefore, to be general and highly flexible allowing for sensitivity to people's aspirations.It is through other black kids that some aspirations are fostered and others snuffed out by stories of racialism.hopes and aspirationsWe talked about hopes and aspirations, their favorite television shows and musicians.
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