To covet something is to want it very much. You might covet a particular piece of jewelry, or you might covet the position of president.

  • She covets the new car very much, even though she doesn't need it.

  • He covets the job that he lost very much, even though he knows that he's not qualified for it.

Definition of covet


wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

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Example Sentences for covet

  • 1

    It is not poverty that causes sorrow, but covetous desires.

  • 2

    The poem demonstrates the covetous desire of a man.

  • 3

    Scripture has twisted desire into lust, covetousness, and greed.

  • 4

    The men coveted on their wealth.

  • 5

    Covetousness constitutes a disease that is incurable.

  • 6

    He coveted the housing supplies.

  • 7

    I'm covetous of one of those, too.

  • 8

    What's the problem with the Covet language as it stands

  • 9

    Its covetousness and pride soon became boundless.

  • 10

    The blue umbrella is the temptation, the apple, that all covet.