green-eyed monster


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green-eyed monster a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
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  • Minna Antrim
    “The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.”


Green-eyed monster - The green-eyed monster is an allegorical phrase for somebody's strong jealousy


In literature:

The eyes would be of the smouldering type, showing the green-eyed monster beneath.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The "green-eyed monster" wanted to see some more!
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
He was engaged in a fierce encounter with an unnamed monster whose eyes were green.
"Sandy" by Alice Hegan Rice
The green-eyed monster, jealousy, is on your back.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Her presence was sufficient warning to the green-eyed monster to make hasty retreat.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour
For the first time in his passionless life he felt the fangs of the green-eyed monster.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
I must not forget the green-eyed monster which had so startled me.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
You've been trapped by the green-eyed monster.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Levina was a prey to that green-eyed monster which sports itself with the miseries of humanity.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
When she saw Hilary received into supreme favour, the green-eyed monster swooped down and took possession of her.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Fell jealousy, the monster wild,
Whose green eyes roll in frenzy round,
His ravages are small, and mild,
To thine, and narrow'r far his ground.
"Slander" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

The irrepressible Emma McChesney is back, creating a fashion revolution while facing defeat from the green-eyed monster.
The Green-eyed Monster in Fact and Fiction.
Dating after Divorce, Parenting Advice, and Green-Eyed Monsters.
Lo, a Blink From a Green-Eyed Monster.
Beware of the green-eyed monster.
Mike Krenek's Tips for Lady-Gettin': Green Eyed Monster.
Jealousy, the Green-Eyed Monster .
Lo, a Blink From a Green-Eyed Monster .
Beware of the green-eyed monster .