green-eyed monster

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green-eyed monster


[From the association of envy with the color green.]
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green′-eyed` mon′ster

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: monster - a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)green-eyed monster - a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
enviousness, envy - a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
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References in classic literature ?
He may likewise be pleased to remember the suspicion which he had conceived of Jones at Upton, upon his finding him in the room with Mrs Waters; and, though sufficient reasons had afterwards appeared entirely to clear up that suspicion, yet now the reading so handsome a character of Mr Jones from his wife, caused him to reflect that she likewise was in the inn at the same time, and jumbled together such a confusion of circumstances in a head which was naturally none of the clearest, that the whole produced that green-eyed monster mentioned by Shakespear in his tragedy of Othello.
In Othello, Iago warns Othello: 'Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.'
Shatner was quick to accuse him of being a green-eyed monster. Having clearly set phrases to stun, he shot back: "Don't be jelly, Mark!" Mark must've felt the full, um, force of the insult as he blasted: "#LIVELONGANDUNFOLLOWME".
The tracks are "Sounds of the Seasons", "Que hay en la radio?", "Baila Conmigo", "Luna Lunera", "Que hay en la radio?", "L-E-G-O, Let's Go!", "El Monstruo Verde", "Que hay en la radio?", "Little Hermit Crab", "Emi y el Pulpo", "Que hay en la radio?", "La Rutina", "Tumbleweed", "Amor Amor", "Que hay en la radio?", and "The Green-Eyed Monster".
The green-eyed monster has an ugly face It's a common trait of the human race Jealousy is a mighty strong emotion Often the cause of great commotion Apparently jealousy comes from the heart Which can tear lovers and couples apart Jealousy in fact is often misplaced Often leaving the guilty very red faced Perhaps it's best to keep our emotions in check Left to run wild they can have a devastating effect We have all looked the green-eyed monster in the eye Yes in the mirror you have met eye to eye So when the green-eyed monster eventually appears You have been warned it could all end in tears GEORGE McLANDERS
Shakespeare referred to it as the green-eyed monster. The first time it was evident to me was decades ago when I watched a friend approach her boyfriend with sarcastic taunts.
to all the drama in the Square, on the cobbles and in the Dales EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm MAYA has turned into the green-eyed monster watching Liv and Jacob grow closer.
Just learn to burn waste plastics ONCE again we are allowing today's 'green-eyed monster' to cloud our judgement (common sense) by forcing us to look at a problem through the wrong end of a telescope!
It starts off with Bob going all green-eyed monster when he spots Laurel being eyed up by a stranger.
Meanwhile, Bex is infatuated and turns into the green-eyed monster when she finds out Sonia is meeting Gethin at the cafe.
This collection of comics translated from French to English for the first time, some from a previously published book and others from the popular French language kids' magazine, Jaime lire, features the odd friendship between a sweet young girl named Simone and a googly green-eyed monster named Maurice.