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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
4. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections
 
921. Envy.
 
  
NOUN:ENVY; enviousness &c. adj.; rivalry; jalousie de métier [F.]; ill-will, spite; jealousy [See Jealousy].
  
VERB:ENVY, covet, grudge, begrudge, burst with envy, break the tenth commandment.
  
ADJECTIVE:ENVIOUS, invidious, covetous, grudging, begrudged; belittling; alieni appetens [L.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Base envy withers at another’s joy.—Thomson
  2. Cæca invidia est.—Livy
  3. Multa petentibus desunt multa.—Horace
  4. Summa petit livor.—Ovid
  5. For envy is a kind of praise.—Gay
  6. Envy, to which th’ ignoble mind’s a slave, Is emulation in the learn’d or brave.—Pope

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