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ambitious
 a.  aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  She is an ambitious career woman.
2  Congress also declined to cooperate with Reagan in many of his more ambitious attempts to reduce the size of the federal government.
3  Diplomats now expect the mission to be much less ambitious.
4  The government has announced an ambitious programme to modernize the railway network.
5  The government has announced an ambitious programme to modernise the railway network.
6  Self - confident , ambitious and positive, Paula is a tough cookie who is bound to do well.
7  Patriotism: Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
8  The government has ambitious plans for prison reform.
9  Union policies for new technology represent an ambitious project and negotiation of technology agreements is still at an early stage.
10  He often stopped reading or writing to stare into the distance, dreaming perhaps of some ambitious plan.
11  He was an ambitious man with a strong personality.
12  I agree I am ambitious, and I don't see that as a pejorative term.
13  Diverting water from the south of China to the north is not the country's only crazily ambitious drought-alleviation scheme.
14  Immigration reform, largely sidelined by economic issues in Obama's first term, is part of an ambitious liberal agenda he laid out in his second inaugural address on Monday
15  The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all.
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  your ambitious soul cannot refuse the Earl of Devereux.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
2  I'm not ambitious for a splendid fortune, a fashionable position, or a great name for my girls.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
3  After many skirmishes and snubbings, the ambitious pair were considered effectually quenched and went about with forlorn faces, which were rather belied by explosions of laughter when the two got together.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
4  It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
5  The purpose which now took possession of her was a natural one to a poor and ambitious girl, but the means she took to gain her end were not the best.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
6  The solitary woman felt an interest in the ambitious girl, and kindly conferred many favors of this sort both on Jo and the Professor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
7  He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  Its somewhat ambitious title was "The Book of Life," and it attempted to show how much an observant man might learn by an accurate and systematic examination of all that came in his way.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
9  In his joyous caracole round the lists, the attention of the Prince was called by the commotion, not yet subsided, which had attended the ambitious movement of Isaac towards the higher places of the assembly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  To the young and wild nobles, he held out the prospect of unpunished license and uncontrolled revelry; to the ambitious, that of power, and to the covetous, that of increased wealth and extended domains.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  There was brave feasting in the Castle of York, to which Prince John had invited those nobles, prelates, and leaders, by whose assistance he hoped to carry through his ambitious projects upon his brother's throne.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  She would try to be more ambitious than her heart would allow.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
13  In a modest way I have combated evil, but to take on the Father of Evil himself would, perhaps, be too ambitious a task.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
14  Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  Before the week was over, all the ambitious mothers were sending their children to the afternoon dancing class.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII