Envious in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Envious

Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging | Excessively careful; cautious. | (obsolete) Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.

Short Example Sentences for Envious

  • 1. I am secretly envious of them. 🔊
  • 2. She was envious of his happiness. 🔊
  • 3. Maybe he is a wee bit envious of my possessions. 🔊
  • 4. May looked down upon the envious world below. 🔊
  • 5. Was he envious of the success of the Egyptian magicians? 🔊
  • 6. See, what a rent the envious Casca made! 🔊
  • 7. One, a small, weazened fellow, gave him an envious look. 🔊
  • 8. Than a malignant Heart and envious Mind. 🔊
  • 9. Is it not then both absurd and unreasonable to be envious of our benefactors? 🔊
  • 10. Smeaton was not an envious man, and congratulated him heartily. 🔊
  • 11. He was as free from envious or jealous feeling as from common selfishness. 🔊
  • 12. They are envious and impudent, and cowardly from superstition. 🔊
  • 13. It must have made the angels painted on the ceiling envious to hear them. 🔊
  • 14. Gaining the summit, an envious cloud sweeping round the hill. 🔊
  • 15. I had cast envious eyes upon this particular strip of ground several times. 🔊
  • 16. Then her envious heart had rest, so far as an envious heart can have rest. 🔊
  • 17. Nor would men call to God from the envious who casts at them. 🔊
  • 18. Or, it may chance, some envious power usurps His lawful birthright. 🔊
  • 19. Then the envious mother cried out, 'Will you fare better than we do? 🔊

How to use Envious in Sentences?

  • 1. The transfiguration attracted envious attention, and he was besieged with questions. 🔊
  • 2. What shall it avail any man to feel envious at the success he obtains by so legitimate a means? 🔊
  • 3. He had always been jealous and envious of his sister, and was besides in immediate need of money. 🔊
  • 4. But the cries rose up again, and with them the shrill, twittering laughter of her envious rivals. 🔊
  • 5. To all this gunpowder-talk John listened with envious ears and a curious sinking of the heart. 🔊
  • 6. To all this gunpowder-talk John listened with envious ears and a curious sinking of the heart. 🔊
  • 7. Now plague upon these envious tale-bearers, Who are so glad to fetch and carry news! 🔊
  • 8. He opened and shut his eyes and mouth, and cast a grudging, envious look at Richard. 🔊
  • 9. Yes, if he could, he would work and take his place over the envious heads of his Jago friends. 🔊
  • 10. That Abbey is the only thing I have seen in England that I am jealous or envious of. 🔊
  • 11. I was careful not to exceed many of them in shooting; for no people are more envious than they in this sport. 🔊
  • 12. To guard them from the supposed influence of the envious or evil eye, they have recourse to various expedients. 🔊
  • 13. The miser and envious are punished as soon as they begin to commit their respective sins; and some virtues are their own present reward. 🔊
  • 14. Half right and half left are two monstrous blocks of red brick flats overlooking it with a thousand envious eyes. 🔊
  • 15. Rumours had been bruited, things said in secret by envious and less distinguished men, but they had never harmed him. 🔊
  • 16. If there were any members of the old cabal, any envious rivals, they either held their peace or spoke in whispers. 🔊