aspirant aspirant  /ˈæ spə rənt/


  1. (adj) desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
  2. (n) an ambitious and aspiring young person

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  • An aspirant to a godly life must observe the Hindu practice of Brahmacharya, or celibacy, as a means of self-control and a way to devote all energy to public service.


  • Immigration

    For immigration to work, an aspirant to American citizenship must first love America with a passion! He first must be taught by a citizen who loves America with a passion, not simply to answer a number of standard questions, composed by another “citizen” who’s not sure of the answers.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


  1. "The last thing we need is a misinformed presidential aspirant posturing at our expense," said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
    on May 1, 2008 By: Keith Ellison Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Though my first home is New Delhi and I am a citizen of India, my other home is in Encinitas near San Diego, California, which I love," said Ravi Shankar who added that he was "an aspirant to live '101 all out!"
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Ravi Shankar Source: Daily News & Analysis

  3. "If we agree that change is necessary, how can a presidential aspirant, whose own financial and political ethics are questionable, be effective in leading transformation as the head of the bureaucracy? How can a leader, who is benefiting from the...
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: Manila Bulletin

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