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green-eyed monster

  • n  a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
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  • Envy: The Feeling Can Help Us Even When It Hurts (preview)
    Envy. Socrates viewed it as “the ulcer of the soul.” Shakespeare's Iago, in Othello , gave us the term “green-eyed monster,” forever tingeing it an emerald hue. In Dante's Divine Comedy , once resentful individuals trudge through purgatory with their eyes wired shut, never to see the world through jaundiced lenses again. [More]
    Oct. 19, 2013 - Scientific American

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