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covet
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 uses
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Definition
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
  • 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 attain.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • Tom presently wondered to find that his coveted vacation was beginning to hang a little heavily on his hands.
    Chapter 22 (32% in)

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