Part of speech: verb

To desire wrongfully or eagerly; crave.

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Usage examples "covet":

  1. Yet I covet her. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. If I covet more, it is for the want I feel and the use which I should make of them. - "Colloquies on Society", Robert Southey.
  3. And they love more that stone than anything else; and yet they know not the virtue thereof, but they covet it and love it only for the beauty. - "The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville", Mandeville, John, Sir.