envy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Envy \En"vy\, n.; pl. Envies. [F. envie, L. invidia envious;
   akin to invidere to look askance at, to look with enmity; in
   against + videre to see. See Vision.]
   1. Malice; ill will; spite. [Obs.]
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            If he evade us there,
            Enforce him with his envy to the people. --Shak.
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   2. Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the
      sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied
      with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal
      advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of;
      as, they did this in envy of C[ae]sar.
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            Envy is a repining at the prosperity or good of
            another, or anger and displeasure at any good of
            another which we want, or any advantage another hath
            above us.                             --Ray.
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            No bliss
            Enjoyed by us excites his envy more.  --Milton.
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            Envy, to which the ignoble mind's a slave,
            Is emulation in the learned or brave. --Pope.
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   3. Emulation; rivalry. [Obs.]
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            Such as cleanliness and decency
            Prompt to a virtuous envy.            --Ford.
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   4. Public odium; ill repute. [Obs.]
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            To lay the envy of the war upon Cicero. --B. Jonson.
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   5. An object of envious notice or feeling.
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            This constitution in former days used to be the envy
            of the world.                         --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Envy \En"vy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envied; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Envying.] [F. envier.]
   1. To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a
      feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any
      one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or
      good fortune and a longing to possess it.
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            A woman does not envy a man for his fighting
            courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty.
                                                  --Collier.
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            Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
                                                  --Rambler.
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   2. To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or
      repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or
      good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.);
      to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
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            I have seen thee fight,
            When I have envied thy behavior.      --Shak.
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            Jeffrey . . . had actually envied his friends their
            cool mountain breezes.                --Froude.
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   3. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
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            Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share. --T.
                                                  Gray.
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   4. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. [Obs.]
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            If I make a lie
            To gain your love and envy my best mistress,
            Put me against a wall.                --J. Fletcher.
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   5. To hate. [Obs.] --Marlowe.
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   6. To emulate. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Envy \En"vy\, v. i.
   1. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything
      with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with
      at.
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            Who would envy at the prosperity of the wicked?
                                                  --Jer. Taylor.
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   2. To show malice or ill will; to rail. [Obs.] "He has . . .
      envied against the people." --Shak.
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