jealousy jealousy  /ˈdʒɛ lə si/


  1. (n) a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
  2. (n) zealous vigilance


  1. Out of jealousy, the caravan captain ruthlessly abandons a middleaged, kindly schoolteacher in the desert.
  2. Bursts of bitterness, jealousy and doubt sent her into psychotherapy.
  3. Usually deadlier than the professional torch is the psychopathic amateur who burns once for strictly personal reasons such as jealousy or revenge.


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  1. "We certainly don't have anything against anybody in the Big 12," Osborne said. "This decision is not going to be based on animosity or petty jealousy. You're talking about something that could maintain for the next 75 to 100 years."
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Tom Osborne Source:

  2. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1799, "Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence.......... In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Sri Lanka Guardian (blog)

  3. "I think there is a little friction and tension in there, a little jealousy," McLaren said. "I think the players have to (fix) it on their own. Sometimes we get caught up in our own world. This is a team sport. I think there are some issues...
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: John McLaren Source: International Herald Tribune

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