There had been nothing in her gay, frivolous life, her shallow ideals and aspirations
, to fit her for that great change, or make the life to come seem to her anything but alien and unreal and undesirable.
I had not an aspiration
left; I had no necessity to stimulate me to take refuge in work.
The soft clasp of her fingers, clinging round his, roused his senses, fired his passion for her, swept out of his mind the pure aspirations
which had filled it but the moment before, paralyzed his perception when it was just penetrating the mystery of her disturbed manner and her strange words.
Tamburlaine' expresses with 'a profound, lasting, noble sense and in grandly symbolic terms, the eternal tragedy inherent in the conflict between human aspiration
and human power.
Ceiling and wainscot are paneled, and the walls are hung with seventeenth century tapestry--pathetic evidence that the room had been the object of the late owner's aspiration
, and that he had lavished all that he could spare upon it.
That sort of aspiration
is not much in their way; and it shall be a funny world, the world of their arranging, where the Irrelevant would fantastically step in to take the place of the sober humdrum Imaginative .
Hence I feel a reluctance to approach the subject, lest our aspiration
, my dear friend, should turn out to be a dream only.
For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration
of man, these are sacred; nor can I detach one duty, like you, from all other duties, and concentrate my forces mechanically on the payment of moneys.
And it is all my poetisation and aspiration
to compose and collect into unity what is fragment and riddle and fearful chance.
In the first fulness of my new happiness, there had been moments when my resolution faltered--moments when I was tempted to be safely content, now that the dearest aspiration
of my life was fulfilled in the possession of Laura's love.
The universal aspiration
with all its profound and melancholy meaning assailed heavily Razumov, who, amongst eighty millions of his kith and kin, had no heart to which he could open himself.
Of so refined a character, indeed, was their talent of assault under the mask of sympathy, that when Dolly, recovering, embraced her father tenderly, as in vindication of his goodness, Mrs Varden expressed her solemn hope that this would be a lesson to him for the remainder of his life, and that he would do some little justice to a woman's nature ever afterwards--in which aspiration
Miss Miggs, by divers sniffs and coughs, more significant than the longest oration, expressed her entire concurrence.
For the touch of grief will render My wild nature more serene, Give to life new aspirations
, A new trust in the unseen.
She was a very faulty and passionately human child, with no aspirations
towards being an angel of the house, but she had a sense of duty and a desire to be good,--respectably, decently good.
Practice in these improved her health and spirits so much that her previous aspirations
seemed too limited.