Sentence Examples


  • Augustus was a covetous, cruel and superstitious man, but these qualities were redeemed by his political caution and his wise methods of government.
  • Marca, clever and covetous, was also an historian of note.
  • As a contemporary chronicler wrote, the realm was out of all good governanceas it has been many days before the king was simple, and led by covetous councillors, and owed more than he was worth.
  • In 1541 his kinsman Maurice became duke of Saxony, and cast covetous eyes upon the electoral dignity.
  • He cast covetous eyes upon the archbishopric of Magdeburg and the bishopric of Halberstadt, both of which he secured for his son Frederick in 1551.