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His rival could no longer enjoy the boat which he had envied him.

It isn't true that the weak and poor are to be envied beyond the powerful.

Weren't they, after all, to be envied, rooted as they were in their solid simplicity?

If you were envied, why should you sharpen envy, and file up its teeth to an edge?

With what cheerfulness will I assign over this envied estate!

These men were dressed as their ancestors had dressed in the time of Abraham, and Biddy and I envied them.

"You know Miss Cameron; you are to be envied, sir," said he.

All of them adored and envied my hair, because it was so soft and light and golden.

He could not hear anything at all, and I wondered whether he was to be envied or pitied.

They envied her often when they had the very thing she wanted—or, at least, she didn't have it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French envier, from envie (see envy (n.)). Related: Envied; envying.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.