aspiration

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aspiration

noun
as·​pi·​ra·​tion | \ ˌa-spə-ˈrā-shən \
1a a strong desire to achieve something high or great an aspiration to become famous —usually plural
1b an object of such desire An acting career is her aspiration.
2 a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction: such as
a : the act of breathing and especially of breathing in
b : the withdrawal (as by suction) of fluid or tissue from the body the aspiration of stomach fluids
c : the taking of foreign matter into the lungs with the respiratory current problems caused by the aspiration of fluids into the patient’s lungs
3 linguistics a : audible breath that accompanies or comprises a speech sound

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“Suck it up!” admonished Sally, who had no aspirations to gentile language.

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