Kant admits that we necessarily aspire to think of such objects - "God, the World, the Soul" - possibly this alleged tendency of our thought is already implied in the dream of a "perceptive understanding."
But he could not aspire to the dominion of earlier Syracusan rulers.
I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here.
What do you aspire to be in the next year?
This is about as much as the college-bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
The high school graduates had many different plans for what they aspire to be.
When I was young, I would aspire to be a famous actress.
It is obvious that " freedom " in this third sense is in no way incompatible with complete determination; and, indeed, is rather an ideal state after which the moral agent ought to aspire than a property which the human will can be said to possess.
When you were a child, did you aspire to be the person you are today?
But he met with opposition from the turbulent nobility and the clergy, who had been deprived of many privileges, and he failed to conciliate the communes, which were oppressed by taxes and beginning to aspire to autonomy.
Young girls often aspire to be like their mothers.
Do you ever aspire to be something different?
Contestants performing in the talent show aspire to be discovered.
The king, owing to his charm of manner, his handsome face, and his brilliant personality, gained many sympathies, and began to aspire to absolute independence.
Neither of them was an upstart, and both, the one from his experience and the other from his high station, were persons who might legitimately aspire to a place among the advisers of the king.
The conditions under which Prussia might justly aspire to the hegemony in Germany at last appeared to have been accomplished, no obstacles, as in 1849, were in the way of the acceptance of the crown by the leading sovereign of the confederation, and on 18th January 1871 King William of Prussia was proclaimed with all pomp German Emperor in the Salle des Glaces at Versailles.