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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of envy.


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  • To be envied, is the grand and sole aim of vulgar vanity; to be filled with good things is that of sensuality; for Johnson perhaps no man living _envied_ poor Bozzy; and of good things (except himself paid for them) there was no vestige in that acquaintanceship.

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  • Almost every man who heard his name envied him -- some doubtless hated him -- because of his wealth and rank.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

  • This one was a paper bonnet made in the latest mode – of green tissue paper; and Miss Letitia stuck it on the top of her chignon with an air that the widow envied from the bottom of her heart.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • Tonight, it was reported that George W Bush, a man who did everything he could to avoid active duty service in the Armed Forces, never mind serve in combat when he had the chance to, told American service members stationed in Afghanistan he "envied" them and that if he were younger he would be tempted to join them and share in the excitement and romance they were experiencing.

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  • And we have his testimony that the Philistines hated him, added to that of inspiration that they "envied" him.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • I've kind of envied men that had womenfolk with the right to say that. '

    Echoes of the War

  • Armitage says he "envied" the officers and men of the USS Kirk.

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  • "He said he kind of envied me, but he wasn't ready to join me," Jay said.


  • I've always kind of envied some people who'll do a sermon series and turn it into a book. - Home

  • It also reveals why slaves and their descendents were able to create a culture that has been so envied—and resented—not just by white Americans but also by the world.

    A Renegade History of the United States


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