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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envy  \En"vy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Envied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Envying}.]  [F.  envier.] 
  1.  To  feel  envy  at  or  towards;  to  be  envious  of  to  have  a 
  feeling  of  uneasiness  or  mortification  in  regard  to  (any 
  one),  arising  from  the  sight  of  another's  excellence  or 
  good  fortune  and  a  longing  to  possess  it 
 
  A  woman  does  not  envy  a  man  for  his  fighting 
  courage,  nor  a  man  a  woman  for  her  beauty. 
  --Collier. 
 
  Whoever  envies  another  confesses  his  superiority. 
  --Rambler. 
 
  2.  To  feel  envy  on  account  of  to  have  a  feeling  of  grief  or 
  repining,  with  a  longing  to  possess  (some  excellence  or 
  good  fortune  of  another,  or  an  equal  good  fortune,  etc.); 
  to  look  with  grudging  upon  to  begrudge. 
 
  I  have  seen  thee  fight,  When  I  have  envied  thy 
  behavior.  --Shak. 
 
  Jeffrey  .  .  .  had  actually  envied  his  friends  their 
  cool  mountain  breezes.  --Froude. 
 
  3.  To  long  after  to  desire  strongly;  to  covet. 
 
  Or  climb  his  knee  the  envied  kiss  to  share.  --T. 
  Gray. 
 
  4.  To  do  harm  to  to  injure;  to  disparage.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  I  make  a  lie  To  gain  your  love  and  envy  my  best 
  mistress,  Put  me  against  a  wall.  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  5.  To  hate.  [Obs.]  --Marlowe. 
 
  6.  To  emulate.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 




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