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Definition of Covet


  1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.
  2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
  3. To have or indulge inordinate desire.

Covet Quotations

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
Winston Churchill

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
William Shakespeare

But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
William Shakespeare

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Christ

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Lao Tzu
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Covet Translations

covet in German is begehren
covet in Italian is bramare
covet in Latin is inhio
covet in Spanish is codiciar

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