covet covet  /ˈkə vət/

Definition(s):

  • (v) wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

Usage(s):

  1. The neighbor coveted Ramon's house and resolved to buy it no matter what.
  2. David's wit and wisdom was coveted even by his rivals and when he stepped down it was a great loss to the party.
  3. The forward of the rival team was coveted by the Gladiators but the forward was not interested to cross over.

News

  1. Joe Budden – "Not Need Yours (5 AM In The Friend Zone)” [LISTEN]

    Leave it up to Joe Budden to flip the script on a situation fellas tend to encounter. Men are sometimes put into a proverbial purgatory by the women they covet — affectionately coined "the friend zone." However, the scenario is switched on the New Jersey native's freebie track, "Not Need Yours."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Hip-Hop Wired

  2. STEM Jobs Plentiful in Hampton Roads

    Everyone seems to covet STEM jobs. Hampton Roads has a slightly greater share of those science, technology , engineering and math positions than the country as a whole. But fewer of our STEM jobs require a bachelor's degree, says a study to be released today.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  3. Dallas Eakins next coach of the Edmonton Oilers; good move or bad decision?

    Dallas Eakins is the pretty girl at the dance this offseason; the minor league coach with great accomplishments and good potential that teams with vacancies covet. That the Edmonton Oilers won his hand speaks either speaks to their willingness to … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. As for City's pursuit of John Terry, the Chelsea and England captain, Hughes said: "Any manager would covet him. I have fantastic respect for Terry, he's a great player and an outstanding captain but at this moment in time he plays for Chelsea."
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source: Times Online

  2. John Adams explained: "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet' and...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: John Adams Source: The Jacksonville Observer

  3. "We covet as much attention as we can get from every possible outlet and source," Bettman said. "The newspaper industry is in a very challenging period. Editors, particularly sports editors, are looking to cut expenses every way they can. We...
    on Jun 2, 2007 By: Gary Bettman Source: SI.com

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