For nearly 25 years, I have jealously guarded the value of my brand.
According to the researcher, jealously is the culprit, the “fear of losing a beloved to someone else.”
Sparta could not hold on long to naval dominion, but jealously tried to prevent Athens from regaining it.
Even in the West, the health status of top leaders has often been jealously guarded.
Intelligence gathering is one of the most jealously guarded and legally protected authorities of a chief executive.
For obvious reasons match targets must be jealously guarded and their individual identity carefully preserved.
“He seemed to have an air of proprietorship,” he said jealously.
And jealously shepherding the other out of the house, he withdrew the key when both had passed the threshold.
What is the cause that you so jealously Pick out the lean for me.
Music was in the care of the priests, who jealously guarded the sacred hymns and melodies from innovation and foreign intrusion.
c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), "possessive and suspicious," originally in the context of sexuality or romance; in general use late 14c.; also in a more positive sense, "fond, amorous, ardent," from c.1300, from Old French jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious; jealous" (12c., Modern French jaloux), from Late Latin zelosus, from zelus "zeal," from Greek zelos, sometimes "jealousy," but more often in a good sense ("emulation, rivalry, zeal"). See zeal. In biblical language (early 13c.) "tolerating no unfaithfulness."
Most of the words for 'envy' ... had from the outset a hostile force, based on 'look at' (with malice), 'not love,' etc. Conversely, most of those which became distinctive terms for 'jealousy' were originally used also in a good sense, 'zeal, emulation.' [Buck, pp.1138-9]Among the ways to express this in other tongues are Swedish svartsjuka, literally "black-sick," from phrase bara svarta strumpor "wear black stockings," also "be jealous." Danish skinsyg "jealous," literally "skin-sick," is from skind "hide, skin" said to be explained by Swedish dialectal expression fa skinn "receive a refusal in courtship."