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Sample sentences for the GRE study word invidious

invidious can be used as a adj

1.The task would be an invidious one and one beyond my poor powers. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.And truths, invidious to the great, reveal. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3."What needs, O monarch this invidious praise. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.Each nation has been made to look with an invidious eye upon the prosperity of all the nations with which it trades, and to consider their gain as its own loss. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.Other countries, however, notwithstanding all the invidious restraints by which it is meant to exclude them, frequently enjoy a greater share of the real benefit of it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.All the invidious restraints which at present oppress the trade of Ireland, the distinction between the enumerated and non-enumerated commodities of America, would be entirely at an end. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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