verb (used with object)
Origin of ambition
Related formsam·bi·tion·less, adjectiveam·bi·tion·less·ly, adverbpre·am·bi·tion, nounsu·per·am·bi·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for ambition
The other narrative is of mobility in the service of ambition.
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.
And it led him in his teenage years to declare his ambition to become a cop.
Reid planted a flag, ready to make his mark in the world of whisky, backed by ambition and a gorgeous piece of land.
He made little secret of his ambition to become the next prime minister, much to the chagrin of Netanyahu.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fired with ambition by these successes, he pressed boldly onward to reduce the cities and lands of the east.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
Eliza Doolittle's ambition is to become fitted for the functions of a young lady in a florist's shop.
It had been his ambition to make of his son a renowned minister who should shine in controversy, and an eloquent preacher.The Insect|Jules Michelet
His ambition and his simple personal successes had formerly distracted him from the sentiments which madame de Rnal had inspired.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
In all his conversations, he spoke of ambition as a quality absolutely necessary to form the character of a soldier.The Surrender of Napoleon|Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.