[ verb ] feel envious towards; admire enviously
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
`` Wherefore also He [ God ] drove him [ man ] out of Paradise , and removed him far from the tree of life , not because He envied him the tree of life , as some venture to assert , but because He pitied him , [ and did not desire ] that he should continue a sinner for ever , nor that the sin which surrounded him should be immortal , and evil interminable and irremediable .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Stevie envied him .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
She envied him .
[ noun ] a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another
Used in print(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
fearful of being mistaken for a Jew , he seeks protection in his Nazi uniform ; clinging to the enemy Jew idea , he is forced to overcome habits of politeness and neighborliness ; once in power he begins to give_vent to a criminal opportunism that causes him to alternate between megalomania and envy of those above him .