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American Dream   /əmˈɛrəkən drim/   Listen
American Dream

The widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did.

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"American Dream" Quotes from Famous Books

... knew of and reckoned with die antipathetic vices which gave them their reason for being. To him the thief was almost as important as the saint, the reason for the saint's being. And, better still, he had not the least interest in American politics or society—a wonderful sign. The American dream of "getting ahead" financially and socially was not part of him—another mark royal. All life was fascinating, acceptable, to be interpreted if one had the skill; it was a great distinction to have the skill—worth endless pains ...
— Twelve Men • Theodore Dreiser

Words linked to "American Dream" :   aspiration, dream, ambition

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