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envy

 
a desire to have another's possessions or qualities for oneself.
penis envy in psychoanalysis, the concept that the female envies the male his possession of a penis, first described by Freud as occurring during the phallic stage in little girls as they become aware of anatomical differences between the sexes. It is often used more broadly for the women's generalized envy of men or their characteristics.

en·vy

(en'vē),
One's feeling of discontent or jealousy resulting from comparison with another person.

envy

/en·vy/ (en´ve) a desire to have another´s possessions or qualities for oneself.
penis envy  (en´ve) the concept that the female envies the male his possession of a penis or, more generally, any of his characteristics.

envy

Unhappiness about or the wish to possess qualities, physical attributes, or belongings of someone else.
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With a long-term approach for investing in prime waterfront properties that can be redeveloped with neighborhood and community support, and a philosophy of building lasting relationships with property owners, neighbors and civic leaders, Roy and co-principle Mark Issenman have achieved an enviable record of success and an unsurpassed reputation for integrity over the past 25 years.