envy (one) for (something)

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envy (one) for (something)

To feel jealousy toward someone for some reason. I envy my sister for her unflappable nature—criticism or judgment just does not bother her at all. Boy, do I envy you for your gorgeous red hair!
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envy someone for someone or something

to regard one with jealousy or resentment because of someone or something one has. I envy you for your lovely car. We all envy you for your beautiful children.
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There is so much hate directed at the Kingdom that it becomes alarming and tiring at the same time to have to constantly defend our country from the criticisms that come mostly from those who hate and envy us for our blessings of wealth which come from our natural resources.
And, while working adults certainly envy us for our unadultered freedom, the situation isn't as dazzling as it might sound.
Let us make England envy us for our well run, attractive public transport systems.
They envy us for our revolution and glories; for our scientific and technological progress; for the smooth relation with our supporters; for our autonomy, national roles, African radiation, and relations in Latin America.
A lot of people will still envy us for the position we are in,' he said.
In light of current regional and international challenges masked by destructive intellectual and political currents, we warn dreamers who aspire to expand outside their borders, and who envy us for our stable life," he added.