envy

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  • America has everything that any other country in any other sport should envy.
  • I envied that man his ability to write and say what he thought. Cited from The Inferno, by Henri Barbusse
  • For a moment he almost envied the great bird he saw above him. Cited from The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine, by Ross Kay
  • They are much to be envied who can pass away the time in their own society. Cited from The Dangerous Age, by Karin Michaelis
  • We almost love the man for it, and we envy his office. Cited from The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ, by James Stalker
  • As such, it has become the envy of many similar programs in the world.
  • Possibly he envies the man who has a front seat and who tells him about it. Cited from With the Allies, by Richard Harding Davis
  • People, as he knew very well even now, were envying him his companion. Cited from Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I was envied: but how little can one man judge of the condition of another! Cited from The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes, Vol. IV, by Samuel Johnson
  • He established a military system that was to become the envy of Europe.
  • She has a deep envy of her foster sister for being mostly human.
  • I am afraid that I never envied them enough to do as they did. Cited from A Hilltop on the Marne, by Mildred Aldrich
  • On the other hand, the new division might not be envy free.
  • It's only natural that you should look at my tail with envy. Cited from The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She used to envy all the other girls who were able to play freely.
  • And then he is at once so near and so far from all the things that he envies. Cited from The Parisians, by E. B. Lytton, Book 4
  • The rich boy is to be envied, nor is he anything else than a king. Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • Many of the people you envied in the past are dead and buried. Cited from Evening Round Up, by William Crosbie Hunter
  • Thus the over-all division is both envy-free and near-exact.
  • There is nothing the world envies so much as a happy soul! Cited from The Life Everlasting, Marie Corelli
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Words starting with envy

Meaning of envy

  • noun A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
  • noun Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • verb Feel envious towards; admire enviously
  • verb Be envious of; set one's heart on