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 Meanings and Examples of ENVY
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envy
 n.  malice; ill will; discontent or uneasiness at another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with hatred
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  It's like other people, you know, and I always envy girls who do such things, I'm so fond of luxury, said Meg, trying to decide which of two shabby gowns was the least shabby.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FOUR
2  I didn't envy her then, for I felt that millions of carnelian rings wouldn't have made me happy after that.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FOUR
3  Jo enjoyed a taste of this satisfaction, and ceased to envy richer girls, taking great comfort in the knowledge that she could supply her own wants, and need ask no one for a penny.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
4  I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
5  All the men in her circle seemed to admire her and envy me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  Kitty was the only one who shed tears; but she did weep from vexation and envy.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 41
7  I almost envy you the pleasure, and yet I believe it would be too much for me, or else I could take it in my way to Newcastle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52
8  I could both see them and hear them talk before I entered, and looked and listened in consequence; being moved thereto by a mingled sense of curiosity and envy, that grew as I lingered.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  But those objects against which their envy seems principally directed, are the vices of the younger sort and the deaths of the old.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
10  To clear up which, I endeavoured to give some ideas of the desire of power and riches; of the terrible effects of lust, intemperance, malice, and envy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER IV.
11  I had formerly, upon occasion, discoursed with my master upon the nature of government in general, and particularly of our own excellent constitution, deservedly the wonder and envy of the whole world.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
12  The house negroes of the County considered themselves superior to white trash, and their unconcealed scorn stung him, while their more secure position in life stirred his envy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
13  "How sweet I'd look in that dress," thought Scarlett, a savage envy in her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
14  I shall say one hundred dollars and she'll tell everybody in town and everybody will be green with envy and talk about my extravagance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
15  You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  I envy her ability to talk to people she's never met before.
2  I envy your ability to work so fast.
3  The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
4  Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful.
5  Her colleagues were green with envy.
6  He was green with envy when he saw my new Jaguar car.
7  They enjoyed an income and lifestyle that many people would envy.
8  We shouldn't blame, laugh at and envy anyone.
9  Love looks with telescope; envy with microscope.
10  Maybe there is jealousy, but I think the envy is more powerful.
11  There is yet some good in public envy, whereas in private, there is none.
12  She felt a pang of envy at the thought of his success.
13  Their new pool made them in the envy of their neighbors.
14  Here is the chance for him to make much more money, so much that even his peers will drool in envy.
15  I do not envy the judges who have to select this year's Miss America from this collection of female pulchritude.