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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person).

Usage examples (33)
  • The job all sandwich men covet is distributing handbills, which is paid for at the same rate.
  • To covet is to focus all our desire on something we do not have, perhaps cannot have.
  • To covet is to have lost our inner peace, our baseline satisfaction about who we are and what we have.
  • If you are looking round for something you can say in order to get the position you covet, that is another thing. for more
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  • I "covet" (to enviously desire someone else's property) his "covert" (shelter or hiding place).
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