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  • He means that the love so given to one near in blood is covetously withheld from some stranger who, it may be, hungers for it.
  • ) the coveted castle too.
  • No sir smile neighbour shall covet his ox or his wife or his manservant or his maidservant or his jackass.

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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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