aspire (v.) Old form(s): aspir'd
ascend, rise up, climb [to]
Luc.5[of fire] Which ... lurks to aspire / And girdle with embracing flames the waist / Of ... Lucrece
MW V.v.97[Fairies singing, of lust] whose flames aspire ... higher and higher
RJ III.i.117[Benvolio to Romeo, of Mercutio] That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds
Ven.150[Venus to Adonis] Love is a spirit all compact of fire, / Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire
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