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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jeal·ous·y n.; pl. Jealousies   The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
    I was jealous for jealousy.   --Zech. viii. 2.
    Jealousy is the . . . apprehension of superiority.   --Shenstone.
    Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had excellence to deserve our fondness.   --Rambler.