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Definition of "covetousness" [cov•et•ous•ness]

  • Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "covetousness" in a sentence
  • "Here, as in Eph 5: 3, 5, "covetousness" is joined with "fornication": the common fount of both being "the fierce and ever fiercer longing of the creature, which has turned from God, to fill itself with the inferior objects of sense" [Trench, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament]."
  • "Everything you ever wanted could be yours so what was the point in covetousness?"
  • "I say, it is but a specimen or taste of those numerous, or rather innumerable instances which might be produced; two of which especially I had thought to have spoken something more fully to; namely, the calling covetousness, good husbandry; and prodigality, generosity."