covetously covetously

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) with jealousy; in an envious manner
  2. (adv) in a greedy manner

Usage(s):

  1. For more than a year, outside interests have been covetously eying the Zimbalist block.
  2. They are both looking covetously at Rosi's delicate puff pastry filled with snails and sweetbreads.
  3. Meanwhile developers covetously eyed it, dreaming of the slow-motion arc of the wrecker's ball.

News

  • Cities, towns eye rainy day fund windfall

    Changes in federal tax law and other one-time state revenue windfalls have pushed more than a half-billion dollars into state coffers with more likely before fiscal 2013 ends June 30 — and Bay State cities and towns are eyeing it covetously. “No one can quarrel with putting money aside for a future rainy day, but conversely this money can help support a $300 million roads program for every ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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