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Ambition

Alger, Horatio
author of a series of rags-to-riches stories. [Am. Lit.: Ragged Dick]
Bart, Lily
sacrifices her principles and her chance for love in schemes to climb the social ladder. [Am. Lit.: The House of Mirth in Hart, 385]
Chardon, Lucien
(de Rubempré) young writer determined to achieve fame and wealth. [Fr. Lit.: Balzac Lost Illusions in Magill II, 595]
Claudius
murders to gain throne; plots to keep it. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Constance
ambitious for her son Arthur. [Br. Lit.: King John]
Faustus, Doctor
makes a pact with the devil to further his own ambitions. [Br. Lit.: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus]
Golden Boy
talented young violinist gives up musical career for the sake of wealth and fame as a boxer. [Am. Lit.: Odets Golden Boy in Magill III, 422]
hollyhock
traditional symbol of ambition. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]
John, King
aspiring, self-assertive king of mediocre character. [Br. Lit.: King John]
Macbeth
aspires to political power. [Br. Lit.: Macbeth]
Macbeth, Lady
stops at nothing to gain political power for husband. [Br. Lit.: Macbeth]
mountain laurel
traditional symbol of ambition. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Ragged Dick
hero of a Horatio Alger rags-to-riches story. [Am. Lit.: Ragged Dick]
Roxana
sleeps with the rich to get ahead in world. [Br. Lit.: Roxana, The Fortunate Mistress]
Sejanus
chief minister of Emperor Tiberius uses seduction, conspiracy, and poisoning to gain the throne. [Br. Drama: Benét, 912]
Slope, Rev. Obadiah
vainly strives to advance himself in objectionable ways. [Br. Lit.: Trollope Barchester Towers in Magill I, 55]
Sutpen, Thomas
from poor origins, tries to gain aristocratic status. [Am. Lit.: Faulkner Absalom, Absalom in Magill I, 5]
Tamburlaine
Scythian bandit becomes king of Persia and ruler of Turkey and Babylon. [Br. Drama: Tamburlaine the Great in Magill I, 950]
What Makes Sammy Run
a dynamic but vicious opportunist attains success. [Am. Lit.: What Makes Sammy Run]
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The most popular ambition among people in their 20s and 30s is to get on the property ladder and own their own home.
Schools with fifth- to eighth-grade students could harness their students' budding entrepreneurial inclinations by providing more opportunities to teach them how to turn their ambitions into reality later in life.
But there was almost no ambition gap between women and men aged 30 to 40 at firms where employees felt gender diversity was improving with 85 per cent of women seeking promotion compared with 87 per cent of men.
Shalva argues that ambition addicts are dogged by uncertainty, vulnerability, and mortality, and that they use their heightened ambitions as a way around these inevitabilities.
Women, on the other hand, nurture their ambition quietly, surround themselves with loyal supporters and are prepared to wait.
Ambition Sales Ops Leader Dan Nice, said, "Our own sales reps are enamored with Salesvue.
Bacon, who privately counseled Elizabeth I and James I, argued publicly in Advancement of Learning (1605) and Of Ambition (1612) not only that private ambition could be contained, but also that affording appropriate outlets for it would benefit the state.
Just because I sit and watch the world goes by doesn't mean I have no ambition at all.
Dr Amina Al Rustamani, group chief executive of Tecom Investments, the master developer behind d3, said: "Tecom Investments is proud that d3 has been entrusted by the government to play a central role in the emirate's ambition to become a Smart City.
The ambition to achieve when things get difficult creates self-reliance and self-discipline, which keeps the spirit of hope burning within each student.
4-litre TSI petrol engine produces 138bhp of power and will be available in the Active and Ambition variants of the car.