covetise

covetise

(ˈkʌvɪˌtaɪz)
n
an obsolete term for covetousness
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And as she keeps peace and justice among her own subjects in England, so unrequired she offered support to the same end in Scotland: and not only gives remedy to our present calamities, but cuts the rest of the troubles to come, and prevents the wicked counsel of such as provoke Englishmen and solicit Frenchmen to come in this realm to the end that, these two nations entered in bars the one against the other, they may satiate their cruel hearts of blood, their obstinite will of vengeance, their bottomless covetise of spoil and theft.
They use the seven deadly sins damnable; as pride, covetise, wrath, and lechery.
memorandum, saving your good correction that it is right necessarie amonges otheir of my lordes articles that there be desired to be made a steward of Englond a constable and suche other officers lordes of gret worship of good name and fame not sclaundered with the vice of covetise for the welfare and defence of this reame from the powere of our adversaries.
John Ames will need to confer the blessing of forgiveness, in addition to the earlier blessing of baptism, in order himself to be released from the fear and covetise and threat of isolation triggered by his namesake's return to Gilead.
Fear and covetise disappear in recognition of shared flaw and fellow-feeling: "The fact was, standing there, I wished there were grounds for my old dread [that Jack could be a threat to my family].
Therefore to worke my feate I will my name disguise And call my Name polycie in stede of Covetise.
457), Conscyence answers, "pride, wrath, and envy, / Sloth, covetise, and gluttony,-- / Lechery the seventh is" (ll.
Sins in an early fifteenth-century homily, it is Covetise who
a gotter fletynge al of gold, yit sholde it nevere staunchen his covetise.
Seeing Jack sitting in church with Robby and Lila, Ames attacks him in his sermon because the three look "like a handsome young family, and my evil old heart rose within me, the old covetise .
I don't know exactly what covetise is, but in my experience it is not so much desiring someone else's virtue or happiness as rejecting it, taking offense at the beauty of it" (188).