How To Use Unambitious In A Sentence

  • The most successful doctoral students in my experience are the ones that are thorough and careful and take on relatively unambitious projects which don't stretch the assumptions or structures of the discipline too much.
  • What is worse is that most of these suggestions are, at best modest, and often unambitious - even those that significantly modify the Senate, since it is considered by many to be anachronistic, marginal and even expendable.
  • So many products can be made from hemp it could stock its own department store, if only it was an enterprising human being instead of a fairly unambitious angiosperm. Ned Goldreyer: All the Rich Flavor With None of That Annoying Euphoria
  • South Lakeland District Council is unambitious, lacks drive at the top and is unlikely to improve without significant change, according to inspectors, reports Beth Broomby.
  • Nestling between the likes of The Fast and The Furious and Rush Hour, Half Past Dead tries unambitiously to be this year's biggest action flick.
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  • In the Sledmere House tea rooms I overheard a conversation between two lithe and colourfully clad cyclists, the sort that make me feel so unambitious.
  • Anyone who chooses to stay at home with their kids is seen as woefully unambitious and deserving of contempt.
  • But to fail as Jeffrey Harrison does, so unambitiously, so droopily, to leave the plate with three called strikes-it smacks of faithlessness, of a kind of shrugging perfidy, a knowledge of what's expected.
  • And that's not just a euphemistic way of saying 'unambitious'; in fact, they're more sweeping than any President has proposed in a generation. Obama Advisers: He's Not Moving To The Center
  • These are failed poems, and they fail unambitiously, and there is even a sense in which their failures are repetitive, merely typical.
  • There is construction on two new green buildings, but even this is a seemingly unambitious beginning for Penn State's mission to help solve local and global environmental problems.
  • Not to be on the "Index" would call a blush to the cheek of the most unambitious of authors, -- would carry a presumption of worthlessness with it from which even the penny-a-liner would shrink with dismay, -- and to the poet and historian would sound like a sentence of perpetual exclusion from all those cherished hopes which irradiate with heavenly light the steep and thorny paths of intellectual renown. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864
  • Ricky and I were the most unambitious people ever.
  • The de facto city's organizers are two 30-somethings who characterize themselves as politically unaligned and unambitious.
  • Her life was frugal, her dresses "unambitious", her one seeming luxury a Valor stove with two paraffin wicks, which her adored son, David Garnett, had bought for her. Constance Garnett by Edna O'Brien
  • The worst you can say about his poverty policy is that it is unambitious; despite liberal rhetoric, he has done very little at all in the realm of poverty policy, for good or ill.
  • `So it wouldn't do any harm to redecorate them unambitiously now. THE HARDIE INHERITANCE
  • You get the feeling Intel didn't appreciate that AMD embrace and has played a role in IBM's unambitious Opteron product plans.
  • Sargent is portrayed as modest, self-denying and unambitious, the antithesis of the preening Oxford peacocks.
  • His first experiments were unambitious, late juvenilia, at best. SACRAMENT
  • Mr Sheerman yesterday told the Yorkshire Post he had heard rumours that the TransPennine franchise would be relatively unambitious.
  • Before founding FlavorX, Kramm had been content to live a quiet and relatively unambitious life working in a family pharmacy.
  • A country for tenacious, uncommunicative, unambitious tacticians, Turkey bores me to death.
  • Critics claim the plan is unambitious and Scotland should settle for nothing less than a Glasgow-Edinburgh bullet train and extra stations.
  • He is resented by his wife, who feels déclassé because of her husband's unambitious upward immobility, which includes his taking unchic banjo lessons.
  • It was this sorta stapled, tabloid-type thing on stiff paper, well printed but unambitiously laid out.
  • His whiskers describe him: bland, unambitious, conservative.
  • In 1878 S.r S.afford Northcote's Budget, described as "unambitious", increased the duty on dogs and tobacco and raised income tax by 2d; Mrs Brassey published "The Voyage of the S.nbeam", an account of her round-the-world cruise by yacht; the phonograph ( "an instrument which prints sound for subsequent reproduction by electricity") was a popular novelty; and Gilbert and S.llivan's H.M.S. Pinafore had its first night on May 25 at the Opera Comique. Watershed
  • In many ways, this movie is entirely unambitious and the ‘unreality’ element is such an old Sci-fi device that I expected it to deliver very little.
  • Undermanned, unambitious and passionate only when circumstances demanded, they were given what they deserved.
  • Throw in injuries and a nasty contract dispute which saw him label the club as "unambitious" a statement he has since retracted, after signing a contract extension and you can see why he's probably glad 2010 is over. Man United: Limping Toward Perfection
  • During my formative years in the Language Writing scene in the 70s, it was a matter of course to attack the aura-driven, faux-charismatic, unambitious poetry coming out of writing workshops.
  • It is difficult to imagine executives at the Daily Mail or the Sun delivering such a gloomy prognosis - or setting such unambitious targets.
  • His first experiments were unambitious, late juvenilia, at best. SACRAMENT
  • Shrimps huffed and puffed for more than an hour against a well-drilled but unambitious side who had obviously come to Christie Park looking for one point.
  • This stand-alone thriller features Miles Flint, an unambitious low-level spy, whose job is to watch and listen, and report backs to his superiors.
  • So, the state only funds very unambitious work - very reasonably they feel that to fund stuff that their constituency thinks is a pipedream would jeopardize re-election.
  • This band sports an unambitiously simple sound.
  • But his desire to prove a point backfired in a grim and unambitious contest which spectacularly failed to live up to its pre-fight hype as a clash between two big punchers.
  • He should improve the proposals in two respects - by adding a halt at Stow, and demanding a better travelling time than the unambitious 60 minutes submitted.
  • Its clergy, in the main, were neither piously devoted nor scandalously negligent, but were generally dutiful if rather unambitious pastors.
  • That might be called unambitious but I did not want to be away all week from my family. ESPNsoccernet
  • Fraudley Harrison, a supremely outstanding amateur turned incredibly unambitious professional, claimed last week: ‘My plan is to be heavyweight champion of the world.’
  • The proposed legislation also failed to commit the authorities to a definite programme of school-building and put forward an extremely unambitious curriculum.
  • In the Scottish context, it is quite easy to be unambitious, to aim low.
  • This stand-alone thriller features Miles Flint, an unambitious low-level spy, whose job is to watch and listen, and report backs to his superiors.
  • he does his job, but he works unambitiously
  • Most of the remaining six targets have already been missed, are unambitious, cannot be verified or are unlikely to be achieved, he added.
  • No repeat is likely of those simplistic pledge card promises - such as cutting hospital waiting lists - which seemed so straightforward and unambitious in 1997, but turned out to be a millstone.
  • So what unambitious project are all these brains working on?
  • Lakshmi and Dell began dating in November 2007 and remained romantically involved until she dumped him in September 2009, telling him he was "unambitious" and had an "uninteresting" career, his lawsuit said. SUED For Custody, Name Change Of Baby
  • Zapa is a slow, passive, unambitious 32-year-old locksmith, working in a small country town in Argentina.
  • Victims as we are of bad habit, unambitious as we are about our souls' progress we speak so unguardedly! Avoiding Idle Talk
  • Reeking of managerial sub-thinking, the words chosen to sum up the new policy also sum up the current predicament of the party as a whole: stuck in the middle, unambitious and lazy.
  • He is good with the kids, but too unambitious to make anything of his life.
  • To give Prosinecki his due he was constantly demanding the ball from teammates, but just as he took up obvious positions, he was unambitious in his spreading of the ball, taking the easy option on just about every occasion.
  • But he's not a bad guy, just an unambitious homebody.
  • Other companies are offering this for the "unambitious: Tales of the Hodo-Hodo Zuku
  • But in time he came to feel that merely stifling the piggy niff was unambitious: the vast lakes of pigshit produced at hog farms ought in some way to be a revenue source rather than a waste product. The Register
  • Five tries should not be sniffed at, particularly in the context of Scotland's recent history, but they should have beaten this woefully unambitious and technically poor opposition by 60.
  • Il Capitano Smeet 'was not sorry to get out of the government house -- palazzo, as some of the simple people of Elba called the unambitious dwelling. The Wing-and-Wing Le Feu-Follet
  • The whole tone of this administration is dismally unambitious.
  • It's actually quite a tasty, if unambitious, dish, with lots of wasabi in the dressing.
  • I never really enjoyed Pink Floyd, and Orange Can has successfully reminded me why: the dull, stagnant jams sound indifferent and unambitious.
  • This is the ultimate brownfield site. A few years ago, homes planned here would most likely have been unambitious suburban closes, maybe with some higher blocks on the river.
  • But this turn of events crystallises her relationship with her loving, if unambitious, husband.
  • The bank also outlined new targets for 2010 -- called unambitious by analysts -- to go with a revamped structure. Julius Baer Net Rises 33%
  • The ideas, they said, were unambitious and lacking in vision.
  • In comparison to some of Allen's more clever and weightier productions, Anything Else is easy to watch, unambitious and demands little, if anything, from its audience.
  • ‘Bradford's Conservatives are so unambitious for our area,’ she said.
  • Surely this is just a way of kidding ourselves, though, since it will make us complacent and unambitious?

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