status seeking

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Noun1.status seeking - a drive to acquire power
ambitiousness, ambition - a strong drive for success
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Sumptuousness or luxurious living, which the capital sin of lust originally addressed, is today better known by such terms as status seeking, conspicuous consumption, living on credit, and debting.
As in every other profession, in which good things are scarce and lucrative, there is infighting and status seeking, and everybody knows everybody else's business.
This rule eliminates one hurdle facing thousands of families with mixed immigration status seeking to remain together.