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covet
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
  • Very slight matters were enough to gall him in his sensitive mood, and the sight of Dorothea driving past him while he felt himself plodding along as a poor devil seeking a position in a world which in his present temper offered him little that he coveted, made his conduct seem a mere matter of necessity, and took away the sustainment of resolve.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (**% in)
  • "I never was covetous, Jane," she replied; "but I have six children and have buried three, and I didn't marry into money.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (10% in)

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