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Questions with the noun Ambition

2 examples:

What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
(Samuel Richardson)

After the darkness came light for Hibernian, but is surviving in the Premiership the limit of their ambition?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Sentences with the noun Ambition

91 examples:

Tom has no ambition.

He is full of ambition.

This is my life's ambition.

His ambition knows no bounds.

His ambition is to be a lawyer.

She was consumed with ambition.

That's my most secret ambition!

He is actuated solely by ambition.

That politician is full of ambition.

Her heart was dominated by ambition.

My brother is consumed with ambition.

There were no bounds to his ambition.

She is contemptuous of your ambition.

Mary wanted to marry a man with ambition.

His ambition was to be a great politician.

His ambition is to gain power over others.

His ambition is to play the part of Hamlet.

My greatest ambition is to be an opera singer.

His ambition was blasted by these repeated failures.

To be an acrobat is the ambition of almost every boy.

His ambition was to break into television as an announcer.

When he was a child, his ambition was to be an English teacher.

My ambition is to be happy.
(Penelope Cruz)

I am still full of ambition.
(Jan Timman)

My one ambition is to play a hero.
(Sessue Hayakawa)

My ambition is peace and perfection.
(DeForest Kelley)

Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
(Brenda Blethyn)

Time is the only critic without ambition.
(John Steinbeck)

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
(Michael Korda)

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
(Terry Josephson)

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
(Michael Korda)

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
(Michael Korda)

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
(Harry Essex)

A man without ambition is like a woman without looks.
(American proverb)

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
(Salvador Dali)

His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
(John McCarthy)

My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.
(Ilie Năstase)

My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
(Juliette Binoche)

A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
(Steven Brust)

I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
(Imran Khan)

My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.
(Michael Strahan)

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
(American proverb)

Motherhood has never been an ambition. I don't think like that.
(Renee Zellweger)

My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
(Juliette Binoche)

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
(Susan Sontag)

The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
(Mason Cooley)

My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream.
(David Hasselhoff)

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
(Lynn Davies)

The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
(Alexander Pope)

I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
(Dino De Laurentiis)

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
(Ella Maillart)

As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
(Hamid Karzai)

My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week. And that's what I'm doing.
(Van Morrison)

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.
(Mercy Otis Warren)

Margaret Thatcher was always driven by ambition.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The BET Experience has never lacked for ambition.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Twenty-year-old Cherise Peters brims with ambition.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

JEFF POWELL IN LAS VEGAS: The ambition was laudable.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It is a job I aspire to and it is an ambition of mine.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

His ambition is to have six ribs removed to slim his waist.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

But with that ambition comes great pressure at home in Japan.
(CNN - World Sport, )

China by virtue of the ambition of its space program stands out.
(CNN - World News, )

Nothing quite speaks to a city's ambition like a soaring skyscraper.
(CNN - World Business, )

Every nation with a modicum of ambition wants its own Silicon Valley.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Jarryd Hayne could be heading back to Sydney even if he fulfils his ambition.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

Some admire project's ambition; others say that it hasn't justified its aims.
(Nature, )

Alan Pardew has been backed to fulfil his ambition of one day managing England.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Worse, fans have been brainwashed into believing absence of ambition is a good thing.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The company is moving away from its ambition of dominating the living room with the Xbox One.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Both players were then 29 years old and both claimed that they wanted a move based on ambition.
(Forbes - Business, )

After three decades in Congress, the Kentucky senator is a hair's breadth from his life's ambition.
(USA Today - National, )

Michael Appleton says the ambition of owners Venky's persuaded him to leave Blackpool for Blackburn.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Manager Louis van Gaal says his ambition is to bring the Premier League title back to Manchester United.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

New Lancashire signing Jos Buttler says his ambition is to become England's first-choice Test wicketkeeper.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Marwan Koukash is prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfil his ambition of purchasing an NRL team.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

At 17, Makoto Azuma moved to Tokyo from his home city of Fukuoka to fulfil his ambition of becoming a musician.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The Schengen agreement may not sound exciting, what it resulted in was virtually unprecedented in its ambition.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Chief Executive Satya Nadella issues a far-reaching mission statement to employees, and doesn't stint on ambition.
(CNET News, )

Ospreys wing Eli Walker set to fulfil his ambition of playing for Wales nearly two years after first being selected.
(BBC Sport, )

The ambition is to make the Women’s Tour the “biggest and best” race in the female calendar within three years.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Irish Paralympic sprint star Jason Smyth says his ambition of also competing at the Olympics remains very much alive.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

Gareth Bale says beating Belgium is a big step towards fulfilling his ambition of playing at a major finals with Wales.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Richard Johnson, the man even his rivals want to see crowned champion jockey, is on course to fulfil a 22-year ambition.
(BBC Sport, )

World number one Rory McIlroy tells BBC Sport his ambition is to remain at the top and how he is learning from Tiger Woods.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Paddy McNair hopes he can realise his ambition of playing for Northern Ireland in Wednesday night's friendly against Scotland.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson says the signing of England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler shows the county's ambition.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Richard Johnson, the man even his fiercest rivals want to see crowned champion jockey, is on course to fulfil a 22-year ambition.
(BBC Sport, )

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander says the club’s rapid rise through the leagues is down to the ambition of chairman Andy Pilley.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

And more: Drew Barrymore has new stuff you can buy; John Malkovich is wary of ambition; and Taylor Swift was willing to do jury duty.
(The Vancouver Sun - Celebrity, )

Somerset batsman James Hildreth tells BBC Somerset his ambition is to captain the county when veteran Marcus Trescothick vacates the role.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Brendan Rodgers admitted that his ambition is to manage a club in Spain as the Liverpool boss revealed that he is already speaking Spanish.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Questions

7 examples:

Don't you have any ambition?

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
(Vincent Van Gogh)

If we truly are an exceptional nation, what is our next great national ambition?
(Forbes - Business, )

Which clubs are the absolute models of financial stability, ambition and shrewdness?
(Telegraph Staff in The Telegraph - Premier League, )

Is it true that women in business lack "vertical ambition" and that is why so few make it to the top?
(BBC News - Business, )

Do you remember how George Osborne and his colleagues in the Coalition used to talk of their ambition to rebalance the economy so that it no longer depended so heavily on finance and the City of London?
(The Independent - Business, )

Once you work your way through the accomplishments, through the honour roll awards, the volunteer achievements, the competitive dancing, the acting workshops, the black belt in karate, the part-time work as a carhop and, of course, the searing ambition to be a cardiologist when she grows up, the first question that comes to mind when chatting with the thoroughly modern miss Natasha Smith is this: What possessed you to enter the Miss Teenage British Columbia 2014 pageant?
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

He had ambition.

Tom has ambition.

He has a soaring ambition.

He has no political ambition.

Ambition drove him to murder.

He was a man of great ambition.

His ambition made him work hard.

He is full of ambition for power.

He has ambition, so he works hard.

He fell victim to his own ambition.

He fell a victim to his own ambition.

Her ambition is to be a ballet dancer.

It is Tom's ambition to go to the moon.

The fire of ambition burned within her.

Ambition is one of his characteristics.

He has an ambition to get a Nobel Prize.

Her ambition is to become an ambassador.

He had the ambition to be prime minister.

Sony inspires ambition among its employees.

She realized her ambition to be an actress.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

He had the ambition to be a great politician.

He realized his ambition to sail around the world.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

The foundation of a college was her great ambition.

It is a worthy ambition to do well whatever one does.

She realized her ambition to become a great scientist.

The rebel concealed his ambition to destroy the regime.

He never forgot his ambition to become a great statesman.

He is possessed with the ambition to rule over the world.

He has an ambition to make a name for himself as a writer.

He never forgot his ambition to become a great politician.

He never forgot his ambition to become a leading politician.

Her ambition was consummated when she was elected to Congress.

Tom's one big ambition in life was to become a race car driver.

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

Tom had one big ambition in life. That was to become a race car driver.

We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

Methinks I am like a man, who having struck on many shoals, and having narrowly escap'd shipwreck in passing a small frith, has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe under these disadvantageous circumstances.

Ambition begets troubles.
(Senegalese proverb)

Ambition spills the sack.
(Chilean proverb)

Ambition aspires to descend.
(Pierre Corneille)

Ambition and fleas jump high.
(German proverb)

Ambition never has it's fill.
(Mexican proverb)

Ambition makes people diligent.
(British proverb)

Ambition never comes to an end.
(Kenneth Kaunda)

False ambition serves the neck.
(Egyptian proverb)

Ambition destroys its possessor.
(Hebrew proverb)

Ambition and fleas both jump high.
(German proverb)

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
(Edmund Burke)

Caution is the downfall to ambition.
(American proverb)

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
(Elvis Presley)

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
(Hungarian proverb)

Where ambition begins happiness ends.
(Hungarian proverb)

Where ambition ends happiness begins.

Ambition and revenge are always hungry.
(Danish proverb)

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
(Michel de Montaigne)

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
(William Shakespeare)

Ambition makes people scorn rustic living.
(British proverb)

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
(Baruch Spinoza)

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
(Ben Jonson)

The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
(Peter Ustinov)

Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.
(Walter Savage Landor)

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
(American proverb)

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
(James Madison)

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
(Walter Savage Landor)

In the boss's eyes you'll always see ambition.
(Puerto Rican proverb)

The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
(William Hazlitt)

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
(Adam Ant)

Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
(J.M. Barrie)

Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
(Rebecca Miller)

I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
(Corin Nemec)

A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace.
(African proverb)

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
(James M. Barrie)

I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
(Jeanette Winterson)

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
(Peter Ustinov)

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.
(Anna Kendrick)

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
(Robert Browning)

Meanness looks through one eye only, ambition is blind.
(Russian proverb)

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
(Bono)

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
(Charles Baudelaire)

My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
(Lajos Kossuth)

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
(Emile M. Cioran)

He who opens his heart for ambition, closes it for the rest.
(Chinese proverb)

To take ambition from a soldier, is to rob him of his spurs.
(Spanish proverb)

Ambition is like hunting for whales - sometimes you lose them.
(American proverb)

Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
(Philip Massinger)

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
(Milan Kundera)

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
(William Feather)

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
(Thomas Carlyle)

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
(Jodie Foster)

I had a burning ambition. Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
(Claire Bloom)

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
(Taylor Caldwell)

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
(Eleanor Roosevelt)

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
(Thomas Jefferson)

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
(Derek Jarman)

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
(James K. Polk)

Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
(William Eardley IV)

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
(Bill Bradley)

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

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