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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envy  \En"vy\,  n.;  pl  {Envies}.  [F.  envie,  L.  invidia  envious; 
  akin  to  invidere  to  look  askance  at  to  look  with  enmity;  in 
  against  +  videre  to  see  See  {Vision}.] 
  1.  Malice;  ill  will  spite.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  he  evade  us  there  Enforce  him  with  his  envy  to 
  the  people.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Chagrin,  mortification,  discontent,  or  uneasiness  at  the 
  sight  of  another's  excellence  or  good  fortune,  accompanied 
  with  some  degree  of  hatred  and  a  desire  to  possess  equal 
  advantages;  malicious  grudging;  --  usually  followed  by  of 
  as  they  did  this  in  envy  of  C[ae]sar. 
 
  Envy  is  a  repining  at  the  prosperity  or  good  of 
  another,  or  anger  and  displeasure  at  any  good  of 
  another  which  we  want  or  any  advantage  another  hath 
  above  us  --Ray. 
 
  No  bliss  Enjoyed  by  us  excites  his  envy  more 
  --Milton. 
 
  Envy,  to  which  the  ignoble  mind's  a  slave,  Is 
  emulation  in  the  learned  or  brave.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Emulation;  rivalry.  [Obs.] 
 
  Such  as  cleanliness  and  decency  Prompt  to  a  virtuous 
  envy.  --Ford. 
 
  4.  Public  odium;  ill  repute.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  lay  the  envy  of  the  war  upon  Cicero.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  5.  An  object  of  envious  notice  or  feeling. 
 
  This  constitution  in  former  days  used  to  be  the  envy 
  of  the  world.  --Macaulay. 




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