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  • verb Present participle of envy.

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Examples

  • While not asserting that the Galatians are "vainglorious" now, he says they are liable to become so. provoking one another -- an effect of "vaingloriousness" on the stronger: as "envying" is its effect on the weaker.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He reminds them likewise of the wickedness of those that were the patriarchs of their tribes, in envying their brother Joseph, and selling him into Egypt; and the same spirit was still working in them towards Christ and his ministers.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Perhaps I should have said nothing, but the idea of envying

    Ayala's Angel

  • Perhaps I should have said nothing, but the idea of envying Ayala was painful to me.

    Ayala's Angel

  • But he couldn't be got to conceive the notion of envying Champion.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

  • Perhaps I should have said nothing, but the idea of envying Ayala was painful to me.

    Ayala's Angel

  • Perhaps I should have said nothing, but the idea of envying Ayala was painful to me.

    Ayala's Angel

  • The nurse greeted her, but the poor girl who had spent an almost sleepless night, stood regarding the woman before her with a kind of envying wonder.

    The Calling of Dan Matthews

  • But he couldn’t be got to conceive the notion of envying Champion.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • But he couldn’t be got to conceive the notion of envying Champion.

    The Complete Father Brown

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