The Washington landscape is populated by myriad young women who aspire to be Barrish.
And can be the leaders that we all aspire to be, even though our conditioning over the years may have prevented us from being it.
"I aspire to be as legendary on 60 Minutes as Mike Wallace," she once boasted.
She is, as one member of the search committee noted, exactly the kind of woman that most Barnard students will aspire to be.
DB: As a child or as a student, did you aspire to the high position you have today?
But one thing was clear: he could not aspire to the love of one of the queens of Earth.
She could not aspire to be one of them, but she could be loyal, she could "stick up" for them.
It was not for him, a soldier of fortune, without a penny beyond his pay, to aspire to the hand of a rich heiress.
We aspire to the top to look for Rest; it lies at the bottom.
They are committed to memory by millions of Chinese who aspire to pass the public-service examinations.
"to strive for," c.1400, from Old French aspirer "aspire to; inspire; breathe, breathe on" (12c.), from Latin aspirare "to breathe upon, to breathe," also, in transferred senses, "to be favorable to, assist; to climb up to, to endeavor to obtain, to reach to, to seek to reach; infuse," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). The notion is of "panting with desire," or perhaps of rising smoke. Related: Aspired; aspiring.