aspiring aspiring  /ə ˈspaɪ rɪŋ/


  • (adj) desiring or striving for recognition or advancement



  1. That Sunday the aspiring artist, 23, slipped into the water to snorkel her way back to the cabin.
  2. I was a young, aspiring novelist in Hong Kong then, and what I felt was: Finally.
  3. North Korea is a monolithic black box to the rest of the world, but stress cracks can be seen in the aspiring nuclear power.


  1. New York Jets: 5 Players Firmly on the Roster Bubble

    Making an NFL 53-man roster is one of the most rewarding experiences for an aspiring football player, but it is also the most challenging. Thousands upon thousands of former college football stars over the years have attempted to reach the professional level and failed. Even though the New York Jets lack the talent of a traditional playoff contender, it will be incredibly difficult for many of ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Aspiring authors talk self-publishing, creativity

    CHARLES TOWN - A love for words and a desire to connect with readers is what unites a group of local, aspiring writers who meet weekly at Jumpin' Java to discuss their writing projects and to receive feedback.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Martinsburg Journal

  3. MSU launches free online writing course

    Michigan State University is looking to help aspiring and practicing writers with its first free online course in the humanities.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids


  1. "Iran openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map," Olmert said. "Can you say that this is the same level, when you are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel, Russia?"
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm shocked - I'm still shocked," Bolt said. "I have been aspiring to the world record for so long. got out good, I ran the corner as hard as possible, and once I entered the straight told myself to keep it up, don't die on me now."
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Usain Bolt Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He came here at a time when we were aspiring to win a World Series and he was as big a part of it as anybody," Francona said. "That stuff with the sock, that wasn't fake. This guy would pitch and he pitched some unbelievably big games."
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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