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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Covetable That may be coveted; desirable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • covetable That may be coveted.
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  • Lord Byron
    “All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.”
  • Epictetus
    “Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.”
  • Ovid
    “We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.”
  • George Herbert
    “Be thrifty, but not covetous.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Offer unto me that which is very dear to thee -- which thou holdest most covetable. Infinite are the results of such an offering.”


In literature:

Could it be that the food they coveted would not fall into their mouths?
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Perhaps it was not Alice's beauty that he coveted, nor yet her money exclusively.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Do not be covetous; I can not bear covetous people.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
It was a villainous business got up out of envy of Cortez's success, and covetousness of his booty.
"True Words for Brave Men" by Charles Kingsley
Put it away, Roger, put it away: covet not unhallowed gold.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
He smiled ever so faintly as he saw the covetous gleam in her eyes.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
If vanity remains in him he never will covet serious renown in anything.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
A short conference was held with the Bishop, and Mikail obtained the coveted position.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
She should covet and seek a higher life.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
As my mother developed into girlhood, her aunt grew more and more covetous of her.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
I covet little to have a wife to look after.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Behold in one picture God's gracious offer, man's self-destroying neglect, and the tempter's coveted opportunity!
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Jerry, however, did not covet thanks.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
Ah, what a rich country, even if they cannot find the gold the Spaniards covet.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
A feeling of delicacy kept Doris from confessing that she owned the coveted article.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It is in vain to think of finding any thing very valuable in the mind of a covetous man.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
Pray do not think, papa, that I covet the estate, or that I am unhappy about that.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
For some who seem wise are most fools, for all their wisdom they spill in covetousness and care about the world.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
She soon after withdrew, thinking she had obtained the coveted subscription.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
The coveted and now historical model had been sent to London for repairs.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie

In poetry:

I am the somber and stubborn builder
Of a temple rising up in the gloom.
I covet the glory of Savaoth,
Both in heaven and on earth.
"Memory" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
That captain of the scorned;
The coveter of life in soul and shell,
The fratricide, the thief, the infidel,
The hoofed and horned; -
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
He coveted the squatter’s wealth;
He saw the squatter’s daughter:
And, what is more than heart or health,
His empty title bought her.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
Ye princely men who with him mate,
Say, mark ye not his virtuous way.
His rule is--covet nought, none hate;--
How can his steps from goodness stray?
"A Wife Deplores The Absence Of Her Husband" by Confucius
"'No! Henry, no! Alas! too well you know,
The misery of an affected smile,
The pain of clearing the thought-clouded brow,
To covet for yourself the hateful toil!
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
To covet earthly things, is very wrong,
When one may gain the wealth of Paradise —
Or for some dirty acres here to long;
But all the joys of heaven to despise.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard

In news:

While the 2011 Giants were in awe of their coveted Super Bowl XLVI rings after receiving them at Wednesday night's ring ceremony at Tiffany & Co.
Northstar's New Zephyr Lodge Lands Coveted Green Designation.
Saturday will make the 85th time the Ole Miss Rebels and MSU Bulldogs compete for the coveted Egg Bowl trophy.
REDD.17 and REDD.37-.51 plugins truly deliver the enhanced dimension, richness and depth of the original coveted classic consoles.
In your pursuit of the coveted six-pack abs, don't forget about these routinely overlooked ab exercises.
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area may be the first national park to receive the coveted Epic Rides designation, but it's hardly the only unit of the National Park Service that permits mountain biking.
Digidesign® is pleased to announce it is now shipping the Venue All- Access Pack, a collection of the most coveted, high-resolution TDM plug-ins for mixing live sound on any Venue system.
Alameda Maneuvers for Coveted Lab.
The 2012 CMA Entertainer of the Year has now made it into People's coveted Sexiest Man Alive issue not one, but three times.
Amsterdam Marathon organizers got the fast times they coveted and then some on Sunday.
After a week of accumulating awards, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o now waits to see if he will win college football's most coveted prize: the Heisman Trophy.
The elimination ceremony boiled down to a single sentence, uttered by the most coveted bachelor of them all.
A man covets his wife's brother 's in 'By Nightfall'.
Bursting the Bubble of Coveting My Neighbor's Home.
Doug Gottlieb, who works radio and TV at ESPN, talks about what he covets from other sports announcers' repertoire.

In science:

Anaheim Public Utilities Receives Coveted Recognition for New Traffic Signal Lights that Save Ratepayers $214,000 Annually [press release, 11 June].
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
T Tauri stars, a difficult choice among a double handful of papers, but the coveted colored squiggle goes to the three different ways they power their outflows (Ferreira et al. 2006), self-collimated disk winds or jets, pressure-driving, and blobs ejected from the magnetosphere.
Astrophysics in 2006
But a coveted green circle to Zhao (2005) for noticing that the Roche geometry is different in MOND, with the lobes more squished.
Astrophysics in 2006
E ⊗ W+Dn→Dn ×idDn −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−→ This just established fact that the composition of mappings in (21) and that in (22) are equivalent implies the coveted result at once.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
The just established fact that the composition of mappings in (23) and that in (24) are equivalent implies the coveted result at once.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
It is an easy exercise of affine geometry to show that the coveted two formulas are equivalent.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-2
Indeed, these physicists are the most recent winners of the coveted Nobel prize for physics for the year 2004.
Fundamental particles and their interactions
If we do the same in I V by using Cauchy’s inequality, we would get I V ≤ C [w]3/2 A2 kφkw kψkσ, which is not our coveted linear estimate.
A sharp estimate of weighted dyadic shifts of complexity 0 and 1