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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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Pok Than, secretary of state of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia and president of the Administration Board for the Institute Technology Cambodia, said, "Cambodia is in the position of competing with other countries in the region to ambitiously stay at the forefront in the technology development area.
Artistic Director Adolphe Binder had been ambitiously building a repertory of works by contemporary and modern choreographers, including Blanca Li, Itzik Galili, Amanda Miller, Deborah Colker, and Rami Berlin in an attempt to establish a unique voice for the company, but to no avail.
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