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He saw their envious glances and felt distinctly uncomfortable.
He was envious of the local boys who could see her every day.
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English version of definition of envious
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the light outside that you see during the day
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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American definition of envious from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.