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covet
used in Wuthering Heights

7 uses
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Definition to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
  • It is impossible that you can covet the admiration of Heathcliff — that you consider him an agreeable person!
    Chapter 10 (68% in)
  • He means to offer liberal payment for permission to lodge at the Heights; and doubtless my brother's covetousness will prompt him to accept the terms: he was always greedy; though what he grasps with one hand he flings away with the other.'
    Chapter 10 (52% in)
  • Abstract your mind from the subject at present: you are too prone to covet your neighbour's goods; remember THIS neighbour's goods are mine.'
    Chapter 10 (96% in)
  • He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
    Chapter 13 (57% in)
  • He has just come home at dawn, and gone up-stairs to his chamber; looking himself in — as if anybody dreamt of coveting his company!
    Chapter 17 (23% in)
  • — Do you know that, twenty times a day, I covet Hareton, with all his degradation?
    Chapter 21 (39% in)
  • Compare the present occasion with such an affliction as that, and be thankful for the friends you have, instead of coveting more.'
    Chapter 21 (74% in)

There are no more uses of "covet" in Wuthering Heights.

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