ambition


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Synonyms for ambition

Synonyms for ambition

a strong desire to achieve something

Synonyms for ambition

a cherished desire

a strong drive for success

have as one's ambition

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In those days, and later as a young man, I used to try to picture in my imagination the feelings and ambitions of a white boy with absolutely no limit placed upon his aspirations and activities.
Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still.
On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.
America united, with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat.
They spoke at first only of such things as interest a community of Tharks, but gradually, as they came to meet more often, and, as was now quite evident to both, no longer by chance, they talked about themselves, their likes, their ambitions and their hopes.
King Louis was brought into Italy by the ambition of the Venetians, who desired to obtain half the state of Lombardy by his intervention.
And having committed this prime error, he was obliged to follow it up, so much so that, to put an end to the ambition of Alexander, and to prevent his becoming the master of Tuscany, he was himself forced to come into Italy.
And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate thoughts and collars.
There was time; he was comparatively young yet; he would resurrect his old eager ambitions and pursue them without faltering.
By CHRIS BEESLEY SAM ALLARDYCE declared that the ambition of Everton proved persuasive in his decision to return to management after he was confirmed as their new boss yesterday evening.
Defined ambition schemes have a target or ambition amount they will pay out, based on a longterm, mixed risk investment plan.
HOW much cash would you need to transform a lifetime's ambition into a reality?
Among those aged 40-plus, the top ambition is to redecorate and give their home a complete makeover, although many in their 40s say that just getting on the Own your own home sooner property ladder is still their main ambition.
Taking memorable trips away with the family is also a popular ambition among those in their 40s, 50s and 60s, while many aged 70 and over dream of going on the cruise of a lifetime, according to the findings.
While entrepreneurial ambition remains steady among U.