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Discussion 3 to the 10th Commandment
On the definition of "covet."

The Reverend Matt Pritchard

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Re: the 10th Commandment and Kristin's comments

cov·et Pronunciation Key v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·etsv. tr. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire.v. intr. To feel immoderate desire for that which is another's.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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covet: 1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense. Covet earnestly the best gifts. --1. Cor. xxii. 31. If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive. -- Shak.2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden). Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. --Ex. xx. 17. Syn: To long for; desire; hanker after; crave.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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covet: v. i. To have or indulge inordinate desire. Which [money] while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith. --1 Tim. vi. 10.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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covet: v : wish, long, or crave for (something, esp. the property of another person); "She covets her sister's house"
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

The only definition that comes close to Kristin's is: "To long for inordinately or unlawfully" But I'm not sure how you actually long for something unlawfully...

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