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used in The Poisonwood Bible

7 uses
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to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
  • the recipient of a fabulously coveted research grant.
    Book 5 — Exodus (44% in)
coveted = strongly desired
  • "Great sacrifice, great rewards!" he said then, letting both hands fall heavily from the shoulders, and with all my soul I coveted the delicious weight of goodness he cradled in those palms.
    Book 1 — Genesis (41% in)
  • And from day one I have coveted it bitterly.
    Book 2 — Revelation (18% in)
  • But I was unsure which commandment my thoughts had broken—Honor thy father and mother, or not coveting thy neighbor's parents, or even something more vague about being true to your own race and kind.
    Book 3 — Judges (27% in)
  • Toorlexa Nebee caught me near his latrine one afternoon, loitering he said, as if that stinking place were a coveted shelter and myself a supplicant to his excrement, and now he believes he has frightened me off for good.
    Book 3 — Judges (88% in)
  • I shall not covet my sister's husband, but I shall know him, in my way, better.
    Book 5 — Exodus (46% in)
  • "Mondele, he wasn't asking for three thousand zaires," Elisabet said quietly when we'd moved on to coveting the pineapples.
    Book 5 — Exodus (56% in)

There are no more uses of "covet" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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