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  • n. spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)


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  • This envy, being in the Latin word invidia, goeth in the modern language, by the name of discontentment; of which we shall speak, in handling sedition.

    The Essays

  • This envy, being in the Latin word invidia, goeth in the modern languages by the name of discontentment; of which we shall speak in handling sedition.

    IX. Of Envy

  • Rate It pro invidia yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'pro invidia'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The poor are created, deliberately, by the rich, who are so insecure, so devoid of morality, that they need to have those "less fortunate" envy them and believe it is their divine, Darwinian right to do so.'

    pro invidia

  • The immense, impressive monuments erected by enriched Romans were engraved pro invidia, "to be envied", though in theory they were constructed for the benefit of the Roman polity, much like the legacy of Carnegie's libraries and the Rockefeller Foundation "charities" meant not only to impress humanity, but to create tax write-offs for their posterity.

    pro invidia

  • And the paucity of this bankrupt morality, the sheer schadenfreude that goes with the wearing, figuratively, of royal purple is the invisible badge proclaiming pro invidia, the exceptional privilege of the wealthiest point-oh-one percent carrying the Western White Man's burden, and is the head of a boil on humanity's butt, ready to rupture in a feculent explosion.

    pro invidia

  • Omne peccatum aut excusationem secum habet, aut voluptatem, sola invidia utraque caret, reliqua vitia finem habent, ira defervescit, gula satiatur, odium finem habet, invidia nunquam quiescit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [5405] Et plane invidia huc mera vos stimulare videtur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sapientiae Labor annexus, gloriae invidia, divitiis curae, soboli solicitudo, voluptati morbi, quieti paupertas, ut quasi fruendoriun scelerum causa nasci hominem possis cum Platonistis agnoscere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Periturae dolore et invidia, si quem viderint ornatiorem se in publicum prodiisse.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Superbia major quam opulenti rustici, invidia quam luis venerae inimicitia nocentior melancholia, avaritia in immensum profunda.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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