enthusiasm or dedication.
If his avidity was an act, Brooks should immediately move to Hollywood and collect his Academy Awards.
I’m Not Country or Pop. I’m Just Pure Garth Brooks. David Masciotra September 9, 2014
I raised his head, and held the refilled water-can to his lips, when he drank with avidity.
Mass’ George George Manville Fenn
At ‘beautiful Vienne,’ Martial boasted that his works were read with avidity.
The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
Law now brought forward his schemes for a free supply of money, and they were seized upon with avidity.
Curiosities of Human Nature Anonymous
Roderic surveyed his victim with an eye of avidity and triumph.
Imogen William Godwin
The papers spoke of the new novel in high tones of praise, the public read it with avidity.
Famous Women: George Sand Bertha Thomas
At five years of age children will generally learn with avidity.
The Curse of Education Harold E. Gorst
M———, a somewhat frivolous and unscrupulous beauty, who had bled his not overfilled purse with the avidity of a leech.
Great Italian and French Composers George T. Ferris
He seizes the project with avidity, and offers to supply me with a hammer for my work.
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
I hardly need say that I loved him—I did so from my heart, and learned with avidity to please him.
Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
the quality or state of being avid
the strength of an acid or base in proportion to its degree of dissociation
another term for affinity (sense 6b)
(immunol) a measure of antigen-to-antibody binding, based on the rate of formation of the complex
mid-15c., “eagerness, zeal,” from Old French avidite “avidity, greed,” from Latin aviditatem (nominative aviditas) “eagerness, avidity,” noun of quality from avidus (see avid).
ignorance of the identity of oneself with Brahman, resulting in imprisonment within the cycle of birth and death.
noun a winter sports resort in Scotland, in Moray between the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains. Pop: 2397 (2001) Historical Examples Heavy snow-storm in the night, and we were held up for three hours on the highest part of the line between Kingussie and aviemore. The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward Janet Penrose Trevelyan I inquired, […]
the birds of a given region, considered as a whole. Historical Examples The Rhea is, above all other birds, a most characteristic representative of the avifauna of the Patagonian subregion. Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2) P. L. Sclater Some members of the avifauna of Coahuila probably reached the State in this time. Birds from […]