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avidity -- as in: high avidity T cells
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • 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.
  • At twelve o’clock the mourning-coaches rolled into the paved court, and the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore was filled with a crowd of idlers, equally pleased to witness the festivities or the mourning of the rich, and who rush with the same avidity to a funeral procession as to the marriage of a duchess.

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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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