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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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avidity -- as in: high avidity T cells
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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  • This familiar that I called out of my own soul, and sent forth alone to do his good pleasure, was a being inherently malign and villainous; his every act and thought centred on self; drinking pleasure with bestial avidity from any degree of torture to another; relentless like a man of stone.

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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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