Usage examples for ambitious

  1. So, for a time, all Seville was in a tumult of ambitious rivalry, and out of this was sure to come the most brilliant day of the holy week. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  2. I shall have no parties, and I shall not be ambitious about bags. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. The different effects of a great military and ambitious republic and of a monarchy of the same description were constantly in their mouths. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. I am more of a man than a woman in some ways; I'm ambitious. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  5. Madison Square, on a bright morning in late September, seen for the first time by an ambitious young lady who had never been out of St. Louis! – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. I really am ambitious, he wrote, to preach beyond other men's lines. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  7. " I wonder whether she's ambitious now," Jim remarked. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  8. A servant may be ambitious as well as his master, I suppose." – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. Mrs. Eustis, he remarked, is an ambitious sort of a lady, isn't she? – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  10. She was pretty and ambitious. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  11. The more ambitious stage was her legitimate field, if not grand opera itself. – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
  12. Ambitious and successful in the arts of peace, he would be more ambitious and more successful in the science of war. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  13. Could she have read the Cardinal's innermost thoughts she would have seen that complete satisfaction filled his ambitious heart. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  14. Your father was then quite a young man, and a very ambitious warrior, so that I was always frightened on his account whenever there was a chance of fighting. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  15. An ambitious and intelligent wife would do it. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  16. Suppose that she is very ambitious to succeed in her profession, that is all very well; but, mind you, it is a very hard life. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  17. But it seems that the youngster was rather ambitious,- studied a lot outside of business hours and that sort of thing. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  18. For Bennietod was ambitious to be a gentleman. – Romance Island by Zona Gale