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 for Coveting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Covet \Cov"et\ (k?v"?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Covered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Coveting.] [OF. coveitier, covoitier, F. convoiter,
     from a derivative fr. L. cupere to desire; cf. Skr. kup to
     become excited. Cf. Cupidity.]
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     1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; --
        used in a good sense.
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              Covet earnestly the best gifts.       --1. Cor.
                                                    xxii. 31.
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              If it be a sin to covet honor,
              I am the most offending soul alive.   --Shak.
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     2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after
        (something forbidden).
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              Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. --Ex. xx.
                                                    17.
  
     Syn: To long for; desire; hanker after; crave.
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