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Jealousy and envy seem to have resentment tied in with them, and that's not what I'm trying to express. This is like, I want something someone else has, and I am sorry that they got it before me, but I do not resent them for it. They deserve it and I'm respectful of that, I just wish I had it.

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Perhaps wistful

Having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing

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