ENVY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of envy
Definition:
n. malice; ill will; discontent or uneasiness at another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with hatred
Example:
Their new pool made them in the envy of their neighbors.
Sentence in Classic:
As Tom wended to school after breakfast, he was the envy of every boy he met because the gap in his upper row of teeth enabled him to expectorate in a new and admirable way.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
If he had any feeling for his brother at that moment, it was envy for the knowledge the dying man had now that he could not have.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Having finished his tale about the enchanting Polish lady, the captain asked Pierre if he had ever experienced a similar impulse to sacrifice himself for love and a feeling of envy of the legitimate husband.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Even in those cities which seem to enjoy peace, and where the arts flourish, the inhabitants are devoured by more envy, care, and uneasiness than are experienced by a besieged town.
Candide By Voltaire Context
Again, men being moved to hatred either by fear or envy, these two most powerful causes of dislike are cancelled in respect of things which are past, because what is past can neither do us hurt, nor afford occasion for envy.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
But the mere thought of that other woman, who could take a man up and toss him aside as she willed, without having to regard him as a possible factor in her plans, filled Lily Bart with envy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition, for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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
When she heard this she started with rage; but her envy and curiosity were so great, that she could not help setting out to see the bride.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
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