For where envying and contention is: there is inconstancy and every evil work.
Is there any need of envying Polly in the great drawing-room?
She cast her glances right and left, seeing them and envying.
I'm envying you terrible, Rube, being there every day and watching the thing grow.
He returns her affection, but she fancies every one else is wanting him and envying her.
"Of course, I do," said the General, envying one grandfather.
Lorne watched him make it, envying him his assurance; and Miss Milburn was aware that he watched and aware that he envied.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Pocahontas, who had been wondering where to bestow herself, noticed the envying glances they cast in its direction.
He tried hard to despise the braggart, but ended with envying him.
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.