They are self-referential, sculpted by parody or subversive of conventions, and ambitiously re-inventive.
Conceited, vain, and disobedient, he afterwards came near wrecking the cause which he had ambitiously embraced.
Your seating me at your table was an honour which I did not ambitiously affect.
The number of his concubines and his wives has been ambitiously celebrated by Christian writers.
No other American has written so artfully, so happily, or so ambitiously in this field.
American women, from high to low, keep house too hard because too ambitiously.
His much too ambitiously titled Mélanges Littéraires turn to stories, though stories touched with the polisson brush.
There is no appeal here to a wriggle of some kind, as in the case of the Worm that ambitiously aspires to become a Mollusc.
Also, besides the birds, he occasionally glimpsed whole sheets of newspapers as they ambitiously voyaged above the house tops.
She had proclaimed no Déclaration européenne des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, as the French Revolution had ambitiously done.