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Definition enthusiastic or strongly interested
  • She's an avid sports fan.
avid = enthusiastic
  • She's an avid reader.
  • avid = enthusiastic or strongly interested
  • They undressed him, the survivors avidly sharing out his clothes, then two "gravediggers" took him, one by the head and one by the feet, and threw him out of the wagon like a sack of flour.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • avidly = enthusiastically or with great interest
  • A poor, emaciated, dried-up Jew questioned him avidly in a trembling voice: "But ... but, Blockaelteste, they did write me down!"
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • How avid we were at that moment for one word of confidence, one sentence to say that there were no grounds for fear, that the meeting could not have been more commonplace, more routine, that it had only been a question of social welfare, of sanitary arrangements!
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Her mouth was suddenly avid, hot and open as if with lips alone she could draw what she needed from him.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Rod saw that "Aunt" Nora was eyeing him avidly: "But it was a fakesort of."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • * The boy rode along through the desert for several hours, listening avidly to what his heart had to say.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The gunslinger drowsed and awoke to see the man in black regarding him avidly, unhealthily.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Many major leaguers are avid hunters.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • He read it standing up, avidly but without anxiety, and at the third page he stopped and examined Aureliano with a look of second recognition.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The most avid was Naghma, who was always hugging her elbows and following Mariam everywhere she went.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Asmodeus watched as they spoke, avidly, almost hungrily, and Clary remembered that demons fed on human emotions—fear and joy and love and pain.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It may interest you to know that one of your avid readers was Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • At the end of the interview, Sharon took both my hands in hers—cool, a bit calloused, I'd read she was an avid golfer—and wished me well.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There had been a small neat woman with very red lips who clung to him avidly when we first arrived.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Oswald is an avid newspaper reader and has known for quite some time that John Kennedy is coming to Dallas.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He had never met a fan before, and Billy was such an avid fan.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • His eyes avidly brought the room into focus.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia

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