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Definition of "ambitionist" []

  • One who is excessively ambitious. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "Unhappily it was in the military province only that Napoleon could realise this idea of his, being forced to fight for himself the while: before he got it tried to any extent in the civil province of things, his head by much victory grew light (no head can stand more than its quantity); and he lost head, as they say, and became a selfish ambitionist and quack, and was hurled out; leaving his idea to be realised; in the civil province of things, by others!"