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The company makes knockoffs for people who covet designer fashions, but can’t afford them.
  to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
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coveted covet coveting covetous covetousness covets covetable covetously
Standard suffix: "ous" changes the verb to an adjective - meaning "having". "ness" changes the adjective to a noun - meaning "state of".
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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
  • The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
    Romans 13:8-10 (NIV)
  • The covetous man is ever in want.

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  • When someone covets something, they desire and lust after it.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • the recipient of a fabulously coveted research grant.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • stung again by the denial of a man whose love, almost inexplicably, he still coveted, a man ignoring him, even in heaven.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Of course no one in Olinka owns a bicycle, but one of the roadbuilders has one, and all the Olinka men covet it and talk of someday soon purchasing their own.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • I covet no man’s soul,
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Brutus grows so covetous
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar

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  • as if coveting something that didn’t belong to him.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • And now, they were hers, but the tresses that should have adorned the coveted adornments were gone.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • she, more covetous
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • And I have coveted other people’s goods.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • She’s spent years coveting rulership of Gens Veturia.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • What persona feels good, what’s coveted, what’s au courant?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Though everyone knows of Van Gogh and Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, Ruth and I focused on twentieth-century American modern art, and many of the artists we met over the years created work that museums and other collectors later coveted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Asmodeus looked at him with covetous eyes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Bailey’s eyes widened, as if pleased she’d led him to an idea he coveted.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We had to find covet I steered us toward a row of houses.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Yoga Janet had given me a bottle of gorgeous bright magenta polish, which my pedicurist Rose Silva openly coveted.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • In some people, that would have struck Gabby as discomfort or shyness; in Stephanie, it came across as the kind of confidence Gabby had always secretly coveted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • She doesn’t seem the least bit covetous, only rather proud.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But if the Ingles must learn that odor that he covets to recognize he must go to the matadero early in the morning.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • That she was able to covet Natalie’s cashmere sweaters at a time like this, when the people who’d lost everything in the crash had nothing, made her feel ashamed.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It soon became clear neither had any idea what the privileges were, only that they were much to be coveted.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Shooters are scored according to a point system that, at day’s end, rewards the most accurate of all with the coveted Sharpshooter’s trophy.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • She coveted it and plucked at it whenever she could.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • It-was not a grand house, of the sort that you might expect a man like Junior to covet.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The man also should have received something even more coveted: the Medal of Honor.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Before I finished meting out the bags, Richard was poking Lincoln in the belly because Lincoln had coveted Richard’s vampire mask and subsequently absconded with it.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In fact, considering how I had so coveted the job in the first place, I was rather surprised at the relief, indeed the alacrity, with which I accepted my dismissal only five months later.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Why do you think she hangs around, covets a relationship with my new wife?
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • But more, more, she knew, he coveted her gift.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • This one, the most popular and coveted one of all, actually cares.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Winston immediately paid over the four dollars and slid the coveted thing into his pocket.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods, nor make unto thee any graven image.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He carried her around the village, showing her off as though she were the world’s most coveted trophy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • They are fine English boots of soft, yellow leather which reach to the knees and lace up all the way—they are things to be coveted.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Immigrants weren’t just taking jobs natives didn’t covet; they competed for work as painters, mechanics, and construction workers.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He put on his hat and the dark cordovan gloves I coveted.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Of what they brought to light the Orcs have gathered nearly all, and given it in tribute to Sauron, who covets it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • When Mariam spoke, his attention never wavered He nodded slowly and smiled with a look of gratitude, as if he had been granted a coveted privilege.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It was a beautiful leopard, which made me desire its skin: and the Negroes seeming to covet the carcase, I freely gave it to them.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Colton’s eyes never left Rosie as first a boy then a girl held the enormous spider and the zookeeper awarded the coveted stickers.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • It is impossible that you can covet the admiration of Heathcliff — that you consider him an agreeable person!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She was also the winner, between 1938 and 1958, of nine Poet of the Year awards, culminating finally in the much-coveted State Poet Laureateship.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • For kite runners, the most coveted prize was the last fallen kite of a winter tournament.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
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