His method of isolating girls, pitting them against their friends for a spot in the coveted top boat, which could earn them attention from top colleges.
It has an extraordinary amount of influence because members hand out coveted committee assignments.
This is Monroe up close, the way the world covets her; Monroe is animating her body in small, sharp, emphatic ways.
wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
If you covet something, you eagerly desire something that someone else has. If it’s 95 degrees out and humid, you may find yourself coveting your neighbor’s air conditioner.
如果你觊觎某样东西，你就会急切地渴望别人拥有的东西。如果室外温度为 95 度且潮湿，您可能会发现自己垂涎邻居的空调。
If the word covet sounds familiar, you’re thinking of the Tenth Commandment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s." Basically this means you should be happy with your electronic gadgets and not be jealous when a friend gets something better.
“You are hardly the first student to covet the diadem,” she said disdainfully.
—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
That day and for several thereafter, the kapo got Jack assigned to a coveted indoor job in the camp machine shop so he would not have to march outside or do heavy labor.
—Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
This ring, she told me, drew coveting stares from women and made them inattentive to the children they guarded so jealously.
—The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
covet (v.)mid-13c., "to desire or wish for inordinately or without regard for the rights of others," from Old French coveitier "covet, desire, lust after" (12c., Modern French convoiter, influenced by con- words), probably ultimately from Latin cupiditas "passionate desire, eagerness, ambition," from cupidus "very desirous," from cupere "long for, desire" (see cupidity). From mid-14c. in a good sense, "desire or wish for eagerly, desire to obtain or possess." Related: Coveted; coveting.Related entries & more
covet (v.)mid-13c.，“过度地渴望或希望或不考虑他人的权利”，源自古法语 coveitier “covet, hope, lust after”（12c.，现代法语 convoiter，受 convoiter 的影响） – 单词），可能最终来自拉丁语cupiditas “热情的渴望、热切、野心”，来自cupidus “非常渴望”，来自cupere “渴望、渴望”（见cupidity）。从 14 世纪中期开始。从好的意义上说，“渴望或渴望，渴望获得或拥有”。相关：梦寐以求的；觊觎.相关条目及更多
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