jealousy: Othello fell under the sway of the green-eyed monster.
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How to use green-eyed monster in a sentence
Othello was warned to stay away from the ‘green-eyed monster.’
It is the green-eyed monster which never did and never will improve each shining hour, but quite the reverse.Somebody's Luggage | Charles Dickens
Beware of jealousy; "it is the green-eyed monster, which doth make the meat it feeds on."How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
No, nor even with the green-eyed monster Jealousy her unscrupulous effrontery had not hesitated to impute.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
All sorts of things seem to conspire to feed "the green-eyed monster" into a state of fatness.Nuggets of the New Thought | William Walker Atkinson,
Ah, sweet wife, never let the green-eyed monster trouble the peace of your heart!The Purple Land | W. H. Hudson
Other Idioms and Phrases with green-eyed monster
Jealousy, as in Bella knew that her husband sometimes succumbed to the green-eyed monster. This expression was coined by Shakespeare in Othello (3:3), where Iago says: “O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” It is thought to allude to cats, often green-eyed, who tease their prey. Also see green with envy.
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