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Definition of Covetous

Covetous

  1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense.
  2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.

Covetous Quotations

The modern Middle East was largely created by the British. It was they who carried the Allied war effort in the region during World War I and who, at its close, principally fashioned its peace. It was a peace presaged by the nickname given the region by covetous British leaders in wartime: 'The Great Loot.'
Scott Anderson

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
Frances Wright

The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
Orison Swett Marden

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
George Herbert

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
John Milton
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Covetous Translations

covetous in German is begehrlich
covetous in Spanish is codicioso
covetous in Swedish is vinningslysten, vinningslysten, sniken
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