What does the word covet mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To desire wrongfully or eagerly; crave.

Usage examples for covet

  1. Yet I covet her. – The Sea-Hawk by 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 by 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 by Mandeville, John, Sir
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