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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covet  \Cov"et\  (k?v"?t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Covered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Coveting}.]  [OF.  coveitier  covoitier  F.  convoiter 
  from  a  derivative  fr  L.  cupere  to  desire;  cf  Skr.  kup  to 
  become  excited.  Cf  {Cupidity}.] 
  1.  To  wish  for  with  eagerness;  to  desire  possession  of  -- 
  used  in  a  good  sense 
 
  Covet  earnestly  the  best  gifts.  --1.  Cor. 
  xxii.  31. 
 
  If  it  be  a  sin  to  covet  honor,  I  am  the  most 
  offending  soul  alive.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  long  for  inordinately  or  unlawfully;  to  hanker  after 
  (something  forbidden). 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  covet  thy  neighbor's  house.  --Ex.  xx 
  17. 
 
  Syn:  To  long  for  desire;  hanker  after  crave. 




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