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  • noun Plural form of avidity.

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Examples

  • No humility awoke in her; she felt the stirring of envies, avidities, unavowable passions, and let them flourish unrebuked.

    In the Year of Jubilee

  • This it would be interesting to worry out, might I take the time; for the story wouldn't be told, I conceive, by any mere rueful glance at other avidities, the preference for ease, the play of the passions, the appetite for pleasure.

    A Small Boy and Others

  • We propose that in response to microbial challenge, T-cell clones with a broad range of avidities for foreign ligands are initially recruited, and that the pool of T cells subsequently matures in affinity owing to the more prolonged expansion of high-affinity T-cell clones.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • We propose that in response to microbial challenge, T-cell clones with a broad range of avidities for foreign ligands are initially recruited, and that the pool of T cells subsequently matures in affinity owing to the more prolonged expansion of high-affinity T-cell clones.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • "makes one do by choice what others do by force;" industry, which by occupying and satisfying all the avidities of our nature, leaves to government only the simple duty of curbing the vicious and punishing the wicked.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O

  • Science for children should not be merely utilitarian, as "The utility of scientific discoveries does not appeal to the best that is in us, though it makes pretty urgent and general appeal to our lower avidities.

    The Common Room

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