1 They had an avid curiosity about the South and Southern women, and Scarlett gave them their first opportunity to satisfy it.
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2 I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
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3 She poured out a cup, and drank it with a frightful avidity, which seemed desirous of draining the last drop in the goblet.
4 I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
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5 Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.
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6 My friend rubbed his thin hands together with an appearance of avidity which was a surprise to me, who knew his frugal tastes.
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7 The man began to eat with avidity.
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8 It may be judged whether d'Artagnan looked or listened with avidity.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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