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With great interest or enthusiasm.‘I came across her avidly reading a magazine’
- ‘More than 300 million people there take part in some form of sport, and an ever-widening range of sports are followed avidly.’
- ‘These images, made into postcards, were avidly collected by Edwardian gents, including Oscar Wilde.’
- ‘For days afterward, people avidly compared how they first heard the news.’
- ‘He is one of 12 million people who avidly listen to Spanish-language radio.’
- ‘He is avidly reading up on trends in the retail sector.’
- ‘Despite prohibitions, Clara continues to read and write avidly throughout her term of service.’
- ‘With new paints, dyes, and synthetic fabrics, bright bold color was avidly adopted in all aspects of design.’
- ‘In the decades that followed, manufacturers avidly hunted for ways to boost productivity.’
- ‘He began to read and go to the theater avidly, but did not become cultured.’
- ‘I don't avidly follow the various economic surveys, many of which seem to be released on an almost daily basis.’
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