envy (n.) Old form(s): enuie , Enuies , enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
1H4 I.iii.26[Northumberland to King Henry, of Hotspur's apparent attitude] envy, therefore, or misprision, / Is guilty of this fault
1H4 V.ii.66[Vernon to Hotspur, of Prince Hal] If he outlive the envy of this day, / England did never owe so sweet a hope
1H6 IV.i.193[Exeter alone] when envy breeds unkind division
2H6 IV.x.20[Iden to himself] I seek not to ... gather wealth I care not with what envy
3H6 III.iii.127[Warwick to Lewis, of Edward's love for Bona] his love was an eternal plant ... / Exempt from envy
AC V.ii.164[Cleopatra to Caesar] mine own servant should / Parcel the sum of my disgraces by / Addition of his envy
Cor III.iii.3[Brutus to Sicinius, of Coriolanus] Enforce him with his envy to the people
Cor IV.v.106[Aufidius to Coriolanus] Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart / A root of ancient envy
Cor IV.v.77[Coriolanus to Aufidius] The cruelty and envy of the people
E3 III.ii.12[First Citizen to First Frenchman] is't not time to fly, / When envy and destruction is so nigh?
H8 II.i.85[Buckingham to Lovell] No black envy / Shall mark my grave
H8 II.ii.87[Wolsey to King Henry, of divorcing Katherine] Who can be angry now? What envy reach you?
H8 III.i.113[Wolsey to Queen Katherine] You turn the good we offer into envy
JC II.i.164[Brutus to Cassius] Our course will seem ... / Like wrath in death, and envy afterwards
JC V.v.70[Antony to all, of Brutus] All the conspirators save only he / Did that they did in envy of great Caesar
MM I.iii.51[Duke to Friar Thomas] Lord Angelo ... / Stands at a guard with envy [i.e. on his guard against malice]
MM III.ii.133[disguised Duke to Lucio] this is envy in you, folly, or mistaking
MV IV.i.10[Antonio to Duke, of Shylock] no lawful means can carry me / Out of his envy's reach
MV IV.i.126[Gratiano to Shylock, of his knife] no metal can ... bear half the keenness / Of thy sharp envy
Per Chorus.IV.37[Gower alone] Cleon's wife, with envy rare [also: jealousy]
R2 I.ii.21[Duchess of Gloucester to John of Gaunt, of Gloucester] hacked down ... / By envy's hand
R2 II.i.49[John of Gaunt to York] as a moat defensive to a house / Against the envy of less happier lands
R3 IV.i.99[Queen Elizabeth as if to the Tower] Pity ... those tender babes / Whom envy hath immured within your walls
Tem I.ii.258[Prospero to Ariel, of Sycorax] who with age and envy / Was grown into a hoop
TN II.i.26[Sebastian to Antonion, of Viola] she bore a mind that envy could not but call fair
TN V.i.55[Orsino to Viola as Cesario, of Antonio] very envy and the tongue of loss / Cried fame and honour on him [i.e. those who had most cause to hate him]
TNK II.i.144[Arcite to Palamon, reflecting on what would happen if they were at liberty] envy of ill men / Crave our acquaintance [? = wicked men would wish to get to know us] [cf. sense 1 for an alternative reading]
TNK V.iii.21[Emilia to Theseus] There is but envy in that light
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