wrongfully or inordinately desired:Pizarro led a party of conquistadores in an attempt to discover El Dorado—the source of the coveted gold of the Incas.
highly or eagerly wished for:The Green Building Council's gold certification is a coveted prize for sustainable building design.
the simple past tense and past participle of covet.
- un·cov·et·ed, adjective
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How to use coveted in a sentence
Connoisseurs of the 007 movies will covet “The Lost Adventures of James Bond” by Mark Edlitz, a substantial, illustrated volume that covers “unrealized, out-of-print, or largely forgotten Bond tales.”Why read what everyone else is reading? A guide to this season’s hidden gems. | Michael Dirda | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
In Supreme, which VF thinks it can build from $500 million a year in revenues into a billion-dollar business within a few years, VF is getting a brand that enjoys a cult following among the younger customers it covets.Why Vans and North Face owner VF Corp. is paying $2.1 billion for Supreme | Phil Wahba | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
Washington has long coveted Kendrick, who is 37 and considering retirement.Nationals decline options for Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick, Aníbal Sánchez and Eric Thames | Jesse Dougherty | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
At one point, Eddie got a drum set, which his older brother coveted.Guitar legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65 | radmarya | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
“These home goods are being coveted in the way that sneakers and clothes were being coveted,” he said.‘The new definition of luxury’: Highsnobiety unpacks how the landscape of high-end fashion has tilted toward accessibility | Kayleigh Barber | August 24, 2020 | Digiday
But after winning 55 percent of the white vote, Duke had a database of supporters some politicians coveted.
“The district appeared to have lost its coveted title,” it reads.
Its premiere episode attracted 2.2 million viewers and 1.6 demo in the coveted 18-49 age demographic.
The 30-something heroine glamorized the metropolis and its coveted name brands, Arora says.
The 69-year-old Modiano is well known, even celebrated, in France, where he has previously been awarded the coveted Prix Goncourt.
They know where to find the coveted knowledge, but they do not possess it or retain it in their minds.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
After eighteen years of railway life, at the age of 34, I had attained the coveted position of a general manager.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Her mother pressed the coveted treasure to her bosom with maternal love, more calm, and deep, and enduring.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Amongst others, the free inhabitants of Eboracum and Verulamium enjoyed the coveted rights of Roman citizenship.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
But what they coveted most of all were those mysterious articles whose meaning and use they could make nothing of.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France