AVID in a Sentence

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For AVID, below is one of 17 sentences:
Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.

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 Meanings and Examples of AVID
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm
Classic Sentence:
1  They had an avid curiosity about the South and Southern women, and Scarlett gave them their first opportunity to satisfy it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
3  She poured out a cup, and drank it with a frightful avidity, which seemed desirous of draining the last drop in the goblet.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
5  Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  My friend rubbed his thin hands together with an appearance of avidity which was a surprise to me, who knew his frugal tastes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  The man began to eat with avidity.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
8  It may be judged whether d'Artagnan looked or listened with avidity.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
9  Madame de Villefort listened with avidity to these appalling maxims and horrible paradoxes, delivered by the count with that ironical simplicity which was peculiar to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
10  But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
11  This time the scout seized the rifle with avidity; nor had Magua, though he watched the movements of the marksman with jealous eyes, any further cause for apprehension.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
Example Sentence:
1  He misses not having enough books because he's an avid reader.
2  This is asked as an avid fan of Landies and being a disabled driver.
3  He was intensely eager, indeed avid, for wealth.
4  The move triggered protests from conservation groups and a frenzy on social media from opponents who posted pictures of Trump sons, who are avid hunters, posing with the cutoff tail of a slain elephant on Twitter.
5  Kerry, an avid cyclist, was bicycling in Scionzier, France, just across the border from Geneva. He had set off to climb through an Alpine pass that is part of the Tour de France route.
6  He was avid for learning and read everything he could get.