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avidity -- as in: high avidity T cells
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Oliver Twist
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  • I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
  • Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.

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  • Hubert Bazin with his copper mask and boyish avidity and his breath like crushed insects.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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