Part of speech: noun

Inordinate desire of power or distinction.

Part of speech: noun

Worthy eagerness to achieve something great and good.

Part of speech: noun

An object of ambitious effort.

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Usage examples "ambition":

  1. How could a senseless ambition so drive you that you would turn against your king? - "The Return of Tharn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. The line rises at the end; that shows proper ambition. - "Betty Trevor", Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey.
  3. In order to calm him as to her own attitude, she recalled how it had always been her ambition to let him feel his freedom and never stand in his way. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.