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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COVET

These commandments forbid us to covet anything that is our neighbor's.

This is something to covet, and, when found, not to be lost sight of.

Hardly in Wythburn was there any one so poor as to covet such shelter for a home.

There is nothing I should better like to hear, since of all titles this is the one I covet most the right to bear.

Have we got to say, 'I covet this woman because she is all beauty'?

I have no shame in declaring that I too covet fame, even as you do.

Not if you were to give me the fee-simple of the barbarous tract you covet.

There are many things which a man may possess but a King can only covet.

Whenever I see one of them I stand and covet it for a long time.

All is left to us that man should covet, freedom, beauty, and youth.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French coveitier "covet, desire, lust after" (12c., Modern French convoiter, influenced by con- words), probably ultimately from Latin cupiditas "passionate desire, eagerness, ambition," from cupidus "very desirous," from cupere "long for, desire" (see cupidity). Related: Coveted; coveting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COVET

begrudge

verbwish that someone did not have

begrudged

verbwish that someone did not have

begrudges

verbwish that someone did not have
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.