ambition

01. His greatest [ambition] is to play in a symphony orchestra.
02. He will never amount to anything in life because he lacks the [ambition] to work hard.
03. She is a very [ambitious] person, and will do anything to achieve success.
04. If Apple Computers had planned their strategy a bit more [ambitiously], they might have been able to capture the share of the market now held by Microsoft.
05. The young boy had secret [ambitions] of becoming an astronaut.
06. He will never get far in life for the simple reason that while he is very intelligent, he has absolutely no [ambition].
07. Chen has started an [ambitious] project to build 6 large shopping complexes in the country over the next two years.
08. Someone once said that women who seek equality with men lack [ambition].
09. Doug and Mike both have the same qualifications, but Mike has gone a lot further because he simply has more [ambition].
10. John has very [ambitious] plans to make this part of our state a major bicycle tourism destination in North America.
11. Reggae star Bob Marley once stated, "Me only have one [ambition], you know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all."
12. A Chadian proverb states that a man with too much [ambition] cannot sleep in peace.
13. A Chinese proverb suggests that he who opens his heart for [ambition], closes it for the rest.
14. A Hungarian proverb says that when [ambition] ends, happiness begins.
15. In 1995, the government of China approved an [ambitious] five-year plan promising an end to poverty in the country.
16. A Hindu swami once noted that [ambition] to earn fame in the world, to gain some position of authority over men, to lead a luxurious life can never ensure mental peace.

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  • ambition — [ ɑ̃bisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • ambicion XIIIe; lat. ambitio 1 ♦ Désir ardent d obtenir les biens qui peuvent flatter l amour propre (pouvoir, honneurs, réussite sociale). « Les hommes commencent par l amour, finissent par l ambition » (La Bruyère). Il a de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ambition — AMBITION. s. f. Désir immodéré d honneur, de gloire, d élévation, de distinction. Grande ambition. Ambition déréglée. Ambition démesurée. Ambition sans bornes. Ambition insatiable. Avoir de l ambition.Ambition, se prend aussi en bonne part; mais… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • ambition — AMBITION. s. f. Desir excessif d honneur & de grandeur. Grande, desreglée, furieuse, horrible, execrable, pernicieuse ambition. avoir de l ambition. faire quelque chose par ambition. c est un homme sans ambition. plein d ambition. brusler d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ambition — UK US /æmˈbɪʃən/ noun ► [C] a strong wish to achieve a particular thing: ambition to do sth »After his heart attack, he abandoned his ambition to become CEO. achieve/fulfil/realize your ambition »He has already achieved his main ambition in life… …   Financial and business terms

  • ambition — ambition, aspiration, pretension mean strong desire for advancement. Ambition has personal advancement or preferment as its end; it may be praiseworthy but is sometimes inordinate {ambition for fame} {ambition to hold office} {Iambition to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ambition — • The undue craving for honor Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ambition     Ambition     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ambition — Am*bi tion, n. [F. ambition, L. ambitio a going around, especially of candidates for office is Rome, to solicit votes (hence, desire for office or honor), fr. ambire to go around. See {Ambient}, {Issue}.] 1. The act of going about to solicit or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambition — Ambition, Ambitio, Ambitus. L homme duquel l ambition le rend mal heureux, Miser ambitionis. Quand on ne va plus que à ambition, ou autre chose, Emeritis stipendiis ambitionis. Tout va par ambition et dissimulation aujourd huy, Mores iam nostri… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Ambition — is the possession of motivation for power. Ambitious persons seek power either for themselves, for others, or to weild power over others in the name of an ideal.When used to seek an ideal, ambition develops a close relationship to… …   Wikipedia

  • ambition — (n.) mid 14c., from M.Fr. ambition or directly from L. ambitionem (nom. ambitio) a going around, especially to solicit votes, hence a striving for favor, courting, flattery; a desire for honor, thirst for popularity, noun of action from pp. stem… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ambition — »‹beruflicher› Ehrgeiz«: Das Substantiv ist im 16. Jh. über gleichbed. frz. ambition aus lat. ambitio entlehnt. Das lat. Substantiv bedeutet eigentlich »das Herumgehen«, dann im speziell politischen Sinn »das Herumgehen bei den Wählern in der… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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