Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Jealous.

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  • adj. Of a person or animal, having green eyes.
  • adj. jealous, envious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having green eyes.
  • adj. Seeing everything under the influence of emotions which discolor or distort.
  • adj. suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having green eyes.
  • Figuratively, having the mental perception disturbed, as by passion, especially by jealousy; seeing all things discolored or distorted.

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

  • adj. suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

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Examples

  • Before he completes his heroic cycle, Obama will confront green-eyed seductresses, Sirens, blind seers, lotus-eaters, the “ghosts” of the underworld, the God-guide Hermes, and about a half-dozen sundry “demons.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • The latest cause of his discontent was Marjorie Severyns, a striking twenty-five-year-old green-eyed brunette from Yakima County, Washington.

    A Covert Affair

  • Wright: I have no problem playing the green-eyed monster.

    General Hospital's Laura Wright Previews the Carly-Brenda Smack Down

  • Then a gorgeous green-eyed girl slipped in, closing the door behind her.

    GREY DRIVE • by Ann Wilkes

  • When green-eyed, Jewish Mormon girlElla, daughter of Joanna Brooksasks, What am I, this will be heranswer:

    Half and halfs « Dating Jesus

  • I feel myself about to go off, feeling the green-eyed monster rearing its ugly head.

    Deep Throat Diva

  • Still, I decide to stroke the green-eyed monster, soothe its raging spirit.

    Deep Throat Diva

  • One mom who can't quite reconcile Connie's brown skin and black hair with my green-eyed blonde complexion asks indiscreetly, “Peruvian adoption?” to which I simply nod instead of asking, “Fertility treatments?” about the squalling brood in her triple-wide stroller.

    The Uninvited Guest

  • “Tell me, you green-eyed whelp,” he whispered, leaning down.

    End of Time

  • Hap was halfway through an old document in a forgotten language from a faraway land, which told of a seldom seen, mischievous green-eyed people, when Umber lowered the notebook from his face to reveal a solemn gaze.

    End of Time

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