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  • n. Plural form of envy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of envy.

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Examples

  • Oh yes, Google, which everyone envies, is prodding all this on to keep its rivals in a state of confusion.

    Is Yahoo the Odd Man Out? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • On the other hand, Canada enjoys an advantage, as all the Dominions do, which the Mother Country does not possess, but which now the Mother Country very much envies, that is, of being a long distance from Europe and I am not at all sure that the Dominions would necessarily be wise-it is not for me to express an opinion upon this-at least it is conceivable that a Dominion might be wise in refusing to adhere to the Locarno agreement.

    Certain Phases of the Empire

  • Where all that cross their envies are their fables)

    Dedication

  • But there is some part of me that envies the ease with which people used to get hitched.

    Pamela Newton: The Curse of the Unmarried Generation

  • Even the most bigoted Westerner envies a nice tan, but not so for millions of Pacific Rim residents … and Chinese Singaporeans.

    Let’s talk about … millions of Kims & Parks — Fusion Despatches

  • As to the person who posted from the South saying that hating people is "moral" and that everyone moves to the South and envies them ... that's pretty darn funny.

    Sanford accused of smear campaign against Bauer

  • If there was one thing obvious at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it's that just about every company in the consumer electronics industry envies the success of Apple's iPad.

    Larry Magid: Will Tablets Make Us Less Creative?

  • One envies Ms. Beattie's students at the University of Virginia, where she teaches English and creative writing, but it is hard to see how any of this has much to do with Pat Nixon.

    Standing Pat (On Her Head)

  • But he also said he intends to write a big musical someday, and that he envies the good will they inspire in audiences.

    Recasting the Spell

  • But if this is “decline,” it is from a level that most of the world still envies.

    How America Can Rise Again

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