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Covetise

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Cóvetise. n.s. [convoitise, French.] Avarice; covetousness of money.

Most wretched wight, whom nothing might suffice,
Whose greedy lust did lack in greatest store;
Whose need had end, but no end covetise.
Fairy Queen, b. i.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Covetise." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 26, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12737.


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