verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of covet
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OTHER WORDS FROM covetcov·et·a·ble, adjectivecov·et·er, nouncov·et·ing·ly, adverbun·cov·et·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for covet
Audiences might have been shrinking, but sports were—and still are—one of the few kinds of entertainment that reliably draw the viewerships that advertisers covet.
You'll learn useful info every time, even if it's what new parts not to covet.GamersNexus’ Steve Burke overclocks his YouTube channel’s best comments|Nathan Mattise|January 21, 2021|Ars Technica
It is unseemly to covet the possessions of others, but I do cast a longing eye on Jabbour’s ultimate row cover, namely a greenhouse named a polytunnel, or high tunnel, which has a frame covered in greenhouse-grade polyethylene.Fresh vegetables in the middle of winter? It’s possible, even in colder climes.|Adrian Higgins|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
All three stars, despite being so gifted and coveted, have major points to prove.The Nets got better with the James Harden trade. How much better is up to Kyrie Irving.|Jerry Brewer|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
They coveted Bogdan Bogdanovic because, while not a star, he was the kind of shot creator who could make Coach Mike Budenholzer’s system less predictable.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s patience is a gift to Milwaukee. Don’t blow it, Bucks.|Jerry Brewer|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
The bags themselves were covetable items as ever, relying on highest-quality material: ostrich and crocodile.Anya Hindmarch and Stella McCartney Close London Fashion Week|Tom Sykes|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then there were, of course, the highly covetable accessories.
On Tuesday morning, J. Crew presented editors with a covetable fall 2013 collection.
From the hottest new sneakers with a sweet note to covetable lingerie, see our highlights.7 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Valentine Would Actually Want|Misty White Sidell|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are just as many covetable skirts and delicate silk tap shorts as there are thorn-cupped bras and barely-there g-strings.
Competition was eager to secure this covetable literary memorial, which may one day become historical; it was knocked down at 25l.Thackerayana|William Makepeace Thackeray
They are scarcely so charming as the all needlework pictures, but still are delightful and covetable articles.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework|Emily Leigh Lowes
The better judgment in all affairs derives from this quality, which has some very covetable advantages for its possessor.
But as there is a peace more comfortable than any understanding, so also there is an understanding more covetable than any peace.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler
Such stones were, of course, “far sought, dear bought;” and rings believed to possess such covetable power had a high money value.Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places|Frederick William Fairholt