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1‘Carla felt a sharp pang of envy’
jealousy, enviousness, covetousness, desire
resentment, resentfulness, bitterness, discontent, spite
the green-eyed monster
2‘France has a film industry that is the envy of Europe’
object of envy, source of envy
best, finest, pride, top, cream, pick, choice, elite, prize, jewel, jewel in the crown, flower, paragon, leading light, glory, the crème de la crème
1‘I admired and envied her’
be envious of, be jealous of
begrudge, grudge, be resentful of
be glad for
2‘most girls would have envied her lifestyle’
covet, be covetous of
desire, aspire to, wish for, want, long for, yearn for, hanker after, hanker for, be consumed with desire for, crave, have one's heart set on
informal have the hots for
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