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Negative TonePlay
Covet often implies a negative or sinful desire, usually for something unattainable or not rightfully yours. SlideHe coveted his neighbor's new sports car, though he knew he couldn't afford it.
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Strong LongingPlay
The word 'covet' expresses a strong and deep longing for something, more intense than just wanting or wishing. SlideShe secretly coveted the lead role in the play, rehearsing the lines every night.
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Not for PublicPlay
Expressions of coveting are usually kept private, as admitting such desires can be seen as inappropriate. SlideHe would never admit it openly, but he deeply coveted his colleague's success.