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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENVIOUS

"The mountain shall not wed the sea," muttered the envious air.

But if I was a blundering amateur in all this, they were not so much discourteous as envious.

I could not tell whether the envious veil was raised; she was reading a letter.

I thought they were envious and disliked you because you did things in your own way.

But envious people are whispering that you are afraid of the part.

Because we have come from the city you have chosen to be as envious and petty and disagreeable as you can.

The devil, envious of such sanctity, tempted her in various ways.

It was Clifton, who was inclined to be superstitious and envious at the same time.

He is a visionary; surly, jealous, and envious in his disposition.

And what a beauty she was, come now, tell the truth and don't be envious!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French envious, Old French envieus (13c.), earlier envidius (12c., Modern French envieux), from Latin invidiosus "full of envy" (source of Spanish envidioso, Italian invidioso, Portuguese invejoso), from invidia (see envy). Related: Enviously; enviousness.

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