Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a strong or inordinate desire to obtain and possess; eagerly; avariciously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a covetous manner.

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  • adverb In a covetous manner

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

  • adverb in a greedy manner
  • adverb with jealousy; in an envious manner

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Examples

  • The man was looking at the coin covetously, but his wife pushed him away.

    The Vanished Messenger

  • The poet looked on covetously as long as he could restrain himself.

    CHAPTER IX

  • Pennies were the one thing he seemed to desire, and he made his eyes flash covetously whenever one was produced.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • His narrow storefront was usually packed with people, mostly men, either waiting covetously for beans or savoring them at the two small tables and the ledge across from the counter where he held court.

    Day of Honey

  • His narrow storefront was usually packed with people, mostly men, either waiting covetously for beans or savoring them at the two small tables and the ledge across from the counter where he held court.

    Day of Honey

  • Some peered over the edges into lower basins, one reached arms covetously toward the goldfish; one, on his back, laughed at the sky, another stood with dimpled legs apart stretching himself, others waded, others were on the ground amongst the roses white and blush, but all were of the fountain and touched it at some point.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • The oil industry looks at the gulf covetously, for this is where roughly a third of the U.S. domestic oil production comes from, increasingly from the deep water.

    BP disaster: Rare mix of geological factors created rich but dangerous reserves

  • The oil industry looks at the gulf covetously, for this is where roughly a third of the U.S. domestic oil production comes from, increasingly from the deep water.

    Rare mix of geological factors created rich but dangerous reserves

  • BeefBar is situated overlooking the harbour in the Fontveille quarter, so you enjoy your meal while gazing covetously at the superyachts moored there.

    Review - BeefBar, Monaco 17 October 2008

  • They grabbed bits of ham from the soup and ran around covetously like they had with the crickets and worms.

    The Chicken Chronicles

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