Example sentences for: ambitions

How can you use “ambitions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In short, it's the perfect purchase or gift for those among us with bare kitchen bookshelves and larger culinary ambitions that dwell in latency, stymied by a grave--though common--psychological flaw: being unable to commit to a single technique or ethnic cuisine at a time.

  • In foreign affairs, after he had crushed the Duke of Milan’s army at Marignano and formed a showy alliance with Henry VIII of England, François I’s European ambitions were halted by the German Emperor Charles V. François even suffered the indignity of a year’s imprisonment in Madrid, following a resounding defeat at Pavia in 1525.

  • What makes Eleanor admirable, and lovable to some, is that her political ambitions did not arise purely from such a project of self-aggrandizement.

  • The communes were strong enough to confine German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa’s Italian ambitions to the south, where he secured Sicily for his Hohenstaufen heirs by marrying his son into the Norman royal family.

  • Both the WP and NYT say high up that the election results figure to be a boost to the presidential ambitions of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.


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