Aspirant



a person who , as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.:
The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves.
or yearning for something important or of value.
Contemporary Examples

This is where the votes are and where aspirant politicians have to aim much of their agenda.
Netanyahu’s Studied Ambiguity Paul Gross January 20, 2013

Turkey, a NATO member and European Union aspirant, has a long history of jailing journalists and dissenters.
Turkey Arrests Journalists in Crackdown Jesse Rosenfeld December 13, 2014

Historical Examples

The importance to the aspirant of this branch of self-training can scarcely be magnified.
Journalism for Women E.A. Bennett

How is the aspirant thirsting for knowledge to signify to them his wish for instruction?
Clairvoyance Charles Webster Leadbeater

Pedantry should be avoided, but every aspirant to correct speech should be a student of the dictionary.
Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser

Many times the aspirant will remark, “I swear I didn’t make it move!”
A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis Melvin Powers

Mr. Campbell is a stanch democrat and is commendably interested in public affairs, although not an aspirant for office.
Lyman’s History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) William Denison Lyman

It was the aspirant he had drunk beer with weeks ago at Brocourt.
One Man’s Initiation–1917 John Dos Passos

There is scarcely a department of theatrical literature in which Madame Sand does not appear as an aspirant.
Famous Women: George Sand Bertha Thomas

Every aspirant for membership must seek first the Kingdom of God.
Natural Law in the Spiritual World Henry Drummond

noun
a person who aspires, as to a high position
adjective
aspiring or striving
n.

“one who aspires,” 1738, from French aspirant, from Latin aspirantem (nominative aspirans), present participle of aspirare (see aspire).

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