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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of envy.

Etymologies

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envy + -eth

Examples

  • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Look humbly upon thy virtues, and though thou art rich in some, yet think thyself poor and naked without that crowning grace which “thinketh no evil, which envieth not, which beareth, believeth, hopeth, endureth all things.”

    Letter to a Friend

  • A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others.

    The Essays

  • Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry; and he that is not industrious, envieth him that is.

    The Essays

  • For their fortune seemeth, but due unto them; and no man envieth the payment of a debt, but rewards and liberality rather.

    The Essays

  • For as he devoureth his children, so one of them seeketh to devour and suppress the other; while antiquity envieth there should be new additions, and novelty cannot be content to add but it must deface; surely the advice of the prophet is the true direction in this matter, State super vias antiquas, et videte quaenam sit via recta et bona et ambulate in ea.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • There is none worse than he that envieth himself, and this is the reward of his wickedness:

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

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