Definitions

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  • adj. avid; eager; greedy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Avid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as avid: as, “avidious greedinesse,”

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Examples

  • Bending like a cat, she would gaze into his eyes with her dark glance, in which something avidious would now flash up.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • From time to time he paused from copying, stole silently to the door between the offices, gingerly removed a loose knot from a panel, and clapped to the hole first one, and then the other avidious brown eye.

    Guns of the Gods

  • But what else could be expected of a people, among whom vulgarisms of speech are staple topics of conversation, where obscene allusions are listened to with avidious relish by the young and old of both sexes, and where there is such moral laxity among all classes as to transcend every semblance of decency?

    The American Negro: What He Was, What He Is, and What He May Become: A Critical and Practical Discussion

  • Johnnie's avidious little claw reached out eagerly.

    Pearl of Pearl Island

  • a loose knot from a panel, and clapped to the hole first one, and then the other avidious brown eye.

    Guns of the Gods

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  • a sighted element that invokes a stiring feeling inside, ...emotion

    September 21, 2012