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He had not come back to woo, but as the old friend, ambitious of helpfulness.

Ferdinand is the most ambitious man in Europe, false also if it serves his purpose.

A few thousands a year is my most ambitious figure for a wife.

The waiting, the loneliness and the suspense were terrible to one so young, and so ambitious.

Vargrave, I am ambitious, worldly: I own it; but I could give up all for you!

It was the Infant of Spain that stood in the chamber of his ambitious minion.

What glory would have been hers had she been headstrong, ambitious, domineering!

It had its conception in the wicked hearts of ambitious men.

But the brick-making did not suit the boy, who was ambitious, and desirous of learning.

The Grand Plan was ambitious, indefinite, but they could not give it up.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin ambitiosus "going around to canvass for office," from ambitio (see ambition). Related: Ambitiously.

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