envy (n.) Old form(s): Enuie, Enuy
admiration, desire [to be like], jealousy
Cor I.viii.4[Aufidius to Martius] Not Afric owns a serpent I abhor / More than thy fame and envy [i.e. envied fame; or: sense 2]
Cym II.iii.127[Innogen to Cloten] thou wert dignified enough, / Even to the point of envy
Per Chorus.IV.12[Gower alone] envy, oft the wrack / Of earned praise
TNK II.i.144[Arcite to Palamon, reflecting on what would happen if they were at liberty] envy of ill men / Crave our acquaintance [? = we would find ourselves wanting to be like wicked men] [cf. sense 2 for an alternative reading]
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