Usage examples for aspiring

  1. For the Germans became better, richer, and happier, when they were carried beyond the narrow interests of their private life, and beyond their petty literary quarrels, by the appearance of a great character daringly aspiring to the highest objects, struggling, suffering, persevering, and firm. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  2. He was alone, in the stillness of a new day, with the gentle victim of his aspiring passions lying at his feet, grieved and heart- broken, her eyelids heavy with weeping, and every limb betraying the sorrow which preyed upon her. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various