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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Aspire

ASPI'RE, verb intransitive [Latin aspiro, to breathe. See Aspirate.]

1. To desire with eagerness; to pant after an object, great, noble or spiritual; followed by to or after; as to aspire to a crown or after immortality.

2. To aim at something elevated; to rise or tower with desire.

Aspiring to be Gods, if angels fell;

Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.