Origin of envious
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Examples from the Web for enviously
As the East Coast digs out from its latest snow dump, Californians can only look on enviously.California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years
January 24, 2014
Halbert looked after him, enviously, as he rowed the boat out into the stream.Brave and Bold
"You seem to know a lot about him,'" said Lingard, enviously.The Rescue
Boys they didn't know, on their way to work, stopped and looked at them enviously.
"I would change places with the Crown Prince," he said enviously.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"I wish I was in such favour," Mrs. Budlong declared, enviously.The Dude Wrangler</p>
- feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
Word Origin and History for enviously
c.1300, from Anglo-French envious, Old French envieus (13c.), earlier envidius (12c., Modern French envieux), from Latin invidiosus "full of envy" (source of Spanish envidioso, Italian invidioso, Portuguese invejoso), from invidia (see envy). Related: Enviously; enviousness.