Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an ambitious manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an ambitious manner.

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  • adverb In an ambitious manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with ambition; in an ambitious and energetic manner

Etymologies

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ambitious +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As a wealthy orphan, he inherited the patrimony and honors of the Anician family, a name ambitiously assumed by the kings and emperors of the age; and the appellation of Manlius asserted his genuine or fabulous descent from

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • As a wealthy orphan, he inherited the patrimony and honors of the Anician family, a name ambitiously assumed by the kings and emperors of the age; and the appellation of Manlius asserted his genuine or fabulous descent from

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • The ridiculously defiant title ambitiously pits her -- not a typo -- against the music, suggesting a final showdown in which Britney suits up to, once and for all, eliminate that colossal aural evil by turning it on itself.

    Archive 2003-10-01

  • The ridiculously defiant title ambitiously pits her -- not a typo -- against the music, suggesting a final showdown in which Britney suits up to, once and for all, eliminate that colossal aural evil by turning it on itself.

    All we need is Blog?

  • At the best inn, called ambitiously Hughes's Hotel, I found that I was considered fortunate in getting any sort of bedroom to myself.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • As a wealthy orphan, he inherited the patrimony and honors of the Anician family, a name ambitiously assumed by the kings and emperors of the age; and the appellation of Manlius asserted his genuine or fabulous descent from a race of consuls and dictators, who had repulsed the Gauls from the Capitol, and sacrificed their sons to the discipline of the republic.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Mormonism, as a relative newcomer on the religious scene and an ambitiously proselytizing faith, is not ethnically rooted.

    American Grace

  • It was he who snarled warningly at the younger members of the pack or slashed at them with his fangs when they ambitiously tried to pass him.

    The Battle of the Fangs

  • And the fact that he's ambitiously retooling his swing for the third time suggests that he's not just waiting around for his pension to kick in.

    Why Tiger Will Never Dominate Again

  • Michael Chabon's "The Final Solution" ambitiously attempts to prolong the detective's life into World War II.

    The Game Is Always Afoot

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