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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jealousy  \Jeal"ous*y\,  n.;  pl  {Jealousies}.  [  F.  jalousie.  See 
  {Jealous},  and  cf  {Jalousie}.] 
  The  quality  of  being  jealous;  earnest  concern  or  solicitude; 
  painful  apprehension  of  rivalship  in  cases  nearly  affecting 
  one's  happiness;  painful  suspicion  of  the  faithfulness  of 
  husband,  wife,  or  lover. 
 
  I  was  jealous  for  jealousy.  --Zech.  viii. 
  2. 
 
  Jealousy  is  the  .  .  .  apprehension  of  superiority. 
  --Shenstone. 
 
  Whoever  had  qualities  to  alarm  our  jealousy,  had 
  excellence  to  deserve  our  fondness.  --Rambler. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jealousy 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  jealous  envy  (especially  of  a  rival)  [syn:  {green-eyed 
  monster}] 
  2:  zealous  vigilance:  "cherish  their  official  political  freedom 
  with  fierce  jealousy"-Paul  Blanshard 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jealousy 
  suspicion  of  a  wife's  purity,  one  of  the  strongest  passions 
  (Num.  5:14;  Prov.  6:34;  Cant.  8:6);  also  an  intense  interest  for 
  another's  honour  or  prosperity  (Ps.  79:5;  1  Cor.  10:22;  Zech. 
  1:14). 
 




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