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Definition of Covet

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

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

All people - African, European, American - worry about being different. But I've learned that the traits we'd rush to get rid of are the very ones that others desire. People always covet what they don't have. That's why we should look at ourselves every now and then and say, 'I'm proud of myself. I like the way I'm made.'
Freida Pinto

Nothing is more dreadful than private duels in America. The two adversaries attack each other like wild beasts. Then it is that they might well covet those wonderful properties of the Indians of the prairies - their quick intelligence, their ingenious cunning, their scent of the enemy.
Jules Verne

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