I envy Muslims their practice of regular and genuine prayer.
Boehner may have an envy problem, and, if so, it is making him sillier and sweatier by the week.
In his New Hampshire victory speech Romney whined that President Obama “divides us with the bitter politics of envy.”
There are lots of academics who will envy you, and try to block your academic career.
This fairytale of a cosmopolitan-cultural-melting-pot that is the envy of the international community certainly has its charms.
But he had one piece of enjoyment that would have driven a monkey mad with envy.
envy must own, I live among the great, No pimp of pleasure, and no spy of state.
They both laughed, but Joel had a note of envy in his mirth.
There was peace there which even she could not invade—could only, if she had known it, envy.
She attributed them to jealousy and envy, and strenuously defended his name.
late 13c., from Old French envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry" (10c.), from Latin invidia "envy, jealousy," from invidus "envious," from invidere "envy," earlier "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + videre "to see" (see vision).
Similar formations in Avestan nipashnaka "envious," also "look at;" Old Church Slavonic zavideti "to envy," from videti "to see;" Lithuanian pavydeti "to envy," related to veizdeti "to see, to look at."
late 14c., from Old French envier, from envie (see envy (n.)). Related: Envied; envying.