What does the word aspire mean?

Usage examples for aspire

  1. Let me see you labour and aspire- no matter what in- what to. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. I will not endure to see another man aspire to the hand which has been refused to me. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  3. It may be that, enjoying the happiness which I have lost, he has forgotten the now miserable object that once dared to aspire- but no matter- it may be that I am forgotten by him- he can never be by me. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms