Definitions

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  • adj. Highly sought-after.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of covet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. greatly desired

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Designer Elbaz, who has returned the formerly flailing house into a label coveted by women of taste the world over, has an uncanny sense of what women want - and he once again succeeded in delivering the goods.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Having an eye-catching performer coveted is much more preferable for any club than just being ignored.

    Gareth Bale inspires again as Tottenham sweep aside Internazionale

  • Tougher government crash tests for the 2011 model year are making it harder for car makers to win coveted "5-star" safety ratings for their vehicles, which they widely tout in ads.

    New Crash Tests Curb High Scores

  • Tougher government crash tests for the 2011 model year are making it harder for car makers to win coveted "5-star" safety ratings.

    Currency Wars, Dow 11000, a Hot Nobel

  • Five-star power forward prospect Patrick Patterson and four-star power forward prospect A.J. Stewart will join coveted four-star point guard prospect Jai Lucas on the Kentucky campus for Midnight Madness festivities.

    USATODAY.com - Surprise first commitment for Kentucky fans

  • What we’re not supposed to think about are the people who were displaced by the affirmative action babies being given special privileges to obtain coveted spots in top schools.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • But the new clientele is quite a bit younger: 3 - and 4-year-olds whose parents hope that a little assistance — costing upward of $1,000 for several sessions — will help them win coveted spots in the city’s gifted and talented public kindergarten classes.

    K-12 w/ Higher Ed Implications

  • In reference to Roger's referenced reference, I'd say that if the librarians didn't give such a "Very" title a coveted award -- triggering an orgy of literary consumption that surely the AVN people would step in and give THEIR award to the film version, thereby triggering SOME sort of orgy.

    In Bed with WHO?

  • Herod the “half Jew” thought that he might achieve a bit more legitimacy for the title he coveted with the beautiful Mariamne by his side.

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • There are in the county over 114,000 acres of Porter's Loam known as the coveted apple soil.

    Drummond's Pictorial Atlas of North Carolina.

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