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covet
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Wuthering Heights
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  • It is impossible that you can covet the admiration of Heathcliff — that you consider him an agreeable person!
  • 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.’
  • 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.’
  • 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!
  • He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
  • Compare the present occasion with such an affliction as that, and be thankful for the friends you have, instead of coveting more.’
  • — Do you know that, twenty times a day, I covet Hareton, with all his degradation?

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  • The company makes knockoffs for people who covet designer fashions, but can’t afford them.
  • He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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