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Envy

See also Jealousy.
Amneris
envious of Aida. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, Aida, Westerman, 325]
Cinderella’s sisters
envious of their sister’s beauty. [Folklore: Barnhart, 246]
green
symbol of envy; “the green-eyed monster.” [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357; Br. Lit.: Othello]
Iago
Othello’s ensign who, from malevolence and envy, persuades Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Joseph’s brothers
resented him for Jacob’s love and gift. [O.T.: Genesis 37:4]
Lensky
envy of Onegin leads to his death in a duel. [Russ. Opera: Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Westerman, 395–397]
Lisa
envious of Amina; tries unsuccessful stratagems. [Ital. Opera: Bellini, The Sleepwalker, Westerman, 128–130]
Snow White’s stepmother
envious of her beauty, queen orders Snow White’s death. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 184]
References in classic literature ?
But he couldn't be got to conceive the notion of envying Champion.
The Thorpes and James Morland were there only two minutes before them; and Isabella having gone through the usual ceremonial of meeting her friend with the most smiling and affectionate haste, of admiring the set of her gown, and envying the curl of her hair, they followed their chaperones, arm in arm, into the ballroom, whispering to each other whenever a thought occurred, and supplying the place of many ideas by a squeeze of the hand or a smile of affection.
They had to content themselves for the most part with envying and abusing the ladies who received protection from painters of more settled respectability than their own.