What does the word aspiration mean?

Usage examples for aspiration

  1. Age, wrought upon by music, may know regret, but only youth can see aspiration almost incarnate. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. From the face of this aspiration fled every kind of pretence as from the light flies the darkness. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  3. " All aspiration is good," she said gently. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke