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ambitiō ōnis, f

ambio, a going about.— Esp., of candidates for office, the soliciting of votes (by lawful means): mea me ambitio cogitatione abstrahebat: tanta exarsit ambitio, ut, etc., L.: Quid de nostris ambitionibus loquer?A striving for favor, courting, flattery, adulation: ambitione adducti: in Scipione ambitio maior, vita tristior: Platonem magnā ambitione perduxit, ostentatiously, N.: ambitione relegatā, without flattery, H.: ius sibi per ambitionem dictum, favoritism, L.A desire for honor, thirst for popularity: ambitio honorumque contentio: mala, S.: miserā, H.: inanis, H.: funerum, pomp, Ta.

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