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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This decision seemed to cloud my every ambition. The disappointment was made all the more severe by reason of the fact that my place of work was where I could see the happy children passing to and from school mornings and afternoons.
They soon lose ambition to do anything else than to continue as a coal-miner.
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.
Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot.
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.
I mentioned worldly ambition. "Good God!" he said with a shudder.
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.
Umahi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor dissociated himself and his Government from any form of political gathering with intent to promote his Presidential ambition in 2023, saying he is more committed to delivering quality and purposeful leadership to the people of Ebonyi State.
'I don't have further political ambition in Laikipia.
Chaired by Ashley Rogers, the forum was an opportunity for firms of all sizes to discover how they can benefit from the imminent Growth Deal, which is being driven by North Wales Economic Ambition Board.