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  • v. Present participle of covet.


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  • Before I left today Kate said “Oh hey, do you want these old boots I have?” and gave me an old pair of lace up leather boots that I seem to recall coveting maybe 15 years ago.

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  • Wherefore that which is called coveting, in Exodus 20: 17, is called desire, in Deuteronomy

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  • When the Bible says NOT to do something (such as coveting your neighbor's wife) it's because people tend to do it -- a lot.

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  • The Tenth Commandment, the one about "coveting," criminalizes thought.

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  • Just adorable, I must say, I am kind of coveting it as well.

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  • In practice it means a set of extremely rotten values: greed, self-absorption, atomization, suspiciousness, superstition, lying (especially to ones' self), responsibility-shirking, resentment ('coveting'), and ultimately, nihilism ('rapture').

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  • "The gift of healing" is surely one worth "coveting," and we think must be within reach, or we should not be told so to covet it.

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  • If Americans honored the commandment against "coveting," free enterprise and capitalism would collapse, let alone noone would have the drive and necessary push to achieve without coveting thy neighbors goods. Top headlines

  • Whereas the code delivered to Bronze Age men simply tumbles the wife in with all the other property, the Catholic catechetical tradition pulled her out of the inventory and makes a rather sharp distinction between the kind of coveting that happens when you've got your eye on the neighbor's Prius and the kind of coveting that happens when you've got your eye on the neighbor's missus.

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  • Hogan and Friends simply made up a title belt and suddenly Danny Bonaduce is "coveting" the title.


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