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aspire to

To hope or strive to be or do something. I aspire to be a successful businesswoman like my sister one day. My parents were so patient with us. As a dad, that's what I aspire to.
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Aim for the stars!

 and Reach for the stars!
Aspire to something!; Set one's goals high! Aim for the stars, son! Don't settle for second best. Set your sights high. Reach for the stars!
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aspire to something

to seek or aim for something better. She aspires to a job more challenging than her current position. I aspire to far greater things.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Only 62% rated minimizing human resources' efforts as "critical" or "very important" versus 87% of Aspirers. Not surprisingly, Laissez-faires are the most price-sensitive and most likely to choose the lowest-cost carrier among the employer groups.
Ceci dit, faut-il s'abreuver de l'etendue humaniste du Socialisme pour pretendre aspirer au progres multiforme?
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His place -- in front of the mirror -- reveals the problematic status of the male body in phallocentric culture: "Le Dandy doit aspirer a etre sublime sans interruption; il doit vivre et dormir devant un miroir" (1: 678).
les femmes pouvaient alors "aspirer a l'emancipation et a une certaine reconnaissance sociale." (20) Le genie de Versac en ce sens reside dans sa decision deliberee de combiner modeles matriarcaux et patriarcaux dans son combat pour la reappropriation de l'espace feminin.
Ils etaient les deux premiers pays africains a aspirer a organiser le Mondial.