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 Ambition,Ambrose (St.), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ambree (Mary).
An English heroine, who has immortalised her name by her valour at the siege of Ghent, in 1584. Her name is a proverbial one for a woman of heroic spirit.   1
“My daughter will be valiant,
And prove a very Mary Ambry i’ the business.”
Ben Jonson: Tale of a Tub, i. 4.

 Ambition,Ambrose (St.), 

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