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OTHER WORDS FROM covetcov·et·a·ble, adjectivecov·et·er, nouncov·et·ing·ly, adverbun·cov·et·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for covet
One reason so many of them catch on in all seriousness is because they are just the type of term end users covet.From ‘Scientist’ to ‘Spam,’ the Surprisingly Playful Origins of English Words|Ralph Keyes|April 1, 2021|Time
Both brands have the reputation as the Cadillacs of seltzers, with Topo Chico long being coveted by seltzer heads, and Spindrift earning diehard fans in the great flavored seltzer war of 2019.The Hard Seltzer Trend Isn’t Stopping Any Time Soon|Jaya Saxena|March 19, 2021|Eater
It’s the first pair of hiking boots I coveted and forked over serious money for 20 years ago.My 4 Favorite Upgrades to Men’s Leather Hiking Boots|Graham Averill|February 22, 2021|Outside Online
It took a global pandemic, but these esports players are finally starting to make the pivot to media they’ve coveted for years — and it’s all being done with a greater sense of urgency given the emerging opportunities.
These bugs are coveted by hackers of all stripes, and more highly prized than ever before—not necessarily because they are getting harder to develop, but because, in our hyperconnected world, they’re more powerful.Google says it’s too easy for hackers to find new security flaws|Bobbie Johnson|February 3, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The U.S. needs influence with credible actors on the ground more than those groups covet small bits of U.S. assistance.
Mothers-to-be covet it like a Birkin bag, and celebrity moms are known to splurge on it.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?|Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The label has gained an especially impressive footing in markets that covet its strong American appeal.Farmwear Label, Pointer Brand, Hits High Fashion Note|Misty White Sidell|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I ask if he thinks Christie should run for president, an office that McGreevey himself was once widely assumed to covet.Jim McGreevey Says He’s Given Up Politics, Embraced a Simpler Life|Lloyd Grove|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are not merely trying to stir up desire—to covet, to shop, to consume.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons|Robin Givhan|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And latterly eyes had been turned to Vienna, where dwelt Prince Alix, who was known to covet the throne.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The art of breaking the tenth commandment—thou shalt not covet they neighbor's wife—has reached its highest perfection in France.The Autobiography of a Play|Bronson Howard
The next thought was the impression that, no matter how many might covet it, it was exhaustless, and would last forever.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
Unpleasant and monotonous things, which we claim make our own work unbearable, we ignore in occupations which we covet or admire.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
We covet superfluous things, when it were more honour for us if we would contemn necessary.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson