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Sample sentences for the GRE study word covetous

covetous can be used as a adj

1.By Jove, I am not covetous for gold. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.More covetous of wisdom and fair virtu. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3."A covetuous woman" changed to "A covetous woman". - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
4.Achilles himself, or approve of his being so covetous as to receiv. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5."Ah, Caderousse," said Andrea, "how covetous you are Two months ago you were dying with hunger.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.For he is covetous and jealous, the monk in the moon covetous of the earth, and all the joys of lovers. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
7.The story of his preservation by the dolphin, when the covetous sailors forced him to leap into the sea, is well known. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.Oh, ye sentimental dissemblers, ye covetous ones Ye lack innocence in your desire and now do ye defame desiring on that accoun. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9.Thy question doth assure me, thou believ'st I was on earth a covetous man, perhaps Because thou found'st me in that circle plac'd. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri

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