Example sentences for: ambitions

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

  • 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.

  • Then there is Come Back to Sorrento (1932), a simple, direct, and achingly beautiful study of two would-be artists in a stultifying small town that cannot comprehend their dreams and ambitions ( Come Back to Sorrento , by the way, is one of the very few books written before the gay-lib movement that features homosexual characters and is neither a soggy plea for understanding, a mockery or hate tract, a clinical case study, or anything other than an intricate and compassionate rendering of some fellow human beings).

  • Often dismissed as a poor military strategist intoxicated by quixotic ambitions, Hitler was in fact extremely adept at sizing up his opponents' weaknesses and understood acutely the "supreme importance of land power" with the "motorization of military movement."

  • The consensus prediction is that this would jeopardize Hillary's senatorial ambitions.

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


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