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- n. The characteristic of being avid.
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- n. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
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The Wall Street Journal's critic hailed his "sheer pictorial elegance," while criticizing the paintings as "grotesqueries with an avidness worthy of Barnum."
Even Charles Dickens, God love him, has a writing style that seems dated and can inspire more arduousness than avidness.
Flinging aside the crumpled corpse, already forgetful of it, Thoth grasped the ring in both hands, his dark eyes blazing with a fearful avidness.
He eyed it without favor, but with a sort of fierce avidness almost obsessional.
She was quite aware that Sibyl for all her posturings, and avidness for sex admiration, and "acting oriental" as the phrase went, was entirely devoted to Frank.
Had they developed just a keyboard, my avidness for the iPad would have been a lot calmer because the huge issue for working on the iPhone was just, I'm a really good typist and I'm even a really good thumb typist, but there's a limit to how much you can do.
She projects an intoxicating, slightly sordid hunger that lights up the screen, and it's that avidness, I think, that expresses something of Currie herself.
GH Varley Board of Directors, with the assistance of their NSW Workcover Agent QBE Insurance's pre-ordained, network of corrupt rodents, have with avidness, squirreled themselves away behind closed boardroom doors and mind's to profit from the manipulation of New South Wales Occupation Health & Safety Legislation.