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As used in English, the sense of physical craving or hunger is very rare, as in this 1866 translation of a line from Ovid's Metamorphoses: “Or dragon avid for his prey.” Instead, we tend to use avid synonymously with “intensely eager.” What avid lends to “eager” is the added dimension of intensification by either enthusiasm (an avid fan of indie films) or desire, which can sometimes morph into greed (avid for company; avid for gold). An excess of any of these qualities may lead to darker territories, as shown by this 1953 quote from The New Yorker: “He was writing for a public avid for gruesome details.”
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—Avid: A non-linear video editing system developed by Avid Technology, Inc. Best known in the film and video production industry are the Media Composer and Pro Tools video and sound editing software. The Avid editing system was used to edit films such as Iron Man 2, 2012, and Hurt Locker, among many others. Pro Tools was used for the sound edit and mix of Avatar.
—AVID: acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. A teaching system designed to help underachieving students with high academic potential prepare for entrance to colleges and universities. The system was developed in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson, an English teacher from San Diego.
—AVID: acronym for American Veterinary Identification Devices. These are microchips that are permanently implanted in a pet to be used for the animal's identification.
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The fire is thanks to his grandmother, too, an avid gardener who kept in her house a Thai chile plant for grazing.At Moon Rabbit, chef Kevin Tien lures fans to the Wharf|Tom Sietsema|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In the mid-2000s, Britney Spears was going through a breakdown, one that the rising gossip blogs of the day served up to the public for avid consumption.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
Baecher, a Sydney-based psychologist, military veteran, and avid mountaineer with a background helping people perform in high-stress situations, kept her cool while the body was recovered.Meet the Woman Teaching the Psychology of Survival|Emily Sohn|November 9, 2020|Outside Online
It will get chilly in many areas over the next few months, and many avid runners wear full face coverings, pandemic or not.
Whether you’re an avid late night reader, or a simple sleeper who needs nothing more than a lamp, bedside tables are a handy way to organize your bedroom and encourage restful, pleasant bedtime routines.
The Gladiator star has been avidly tweeting at Pope Francis, asking for a screening for his upcoming film Noah.Russell Crowe Twitter Stalks The Pope To Get Noah Screening|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And basketball may be followed avidly from Madison Square Garden to playgrounds on Coney Island.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA|Ben Jacobs|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brown says his greatest joy would be to find that readers of Inferno were avidly discussing Dante.
Ibrahim is a short, fierce young woman in a bright headscarf and blue jeans, avidly texting on her Nokia.Egypt’s Game Changers: Samira Ibrahim and the Women Who Speak Up About Sexual Violence|Nina Burleigh|January 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There are a plethora of groups that track and publish this kind of information, which I read avidly when I come across it.
Then he was avidly busy in the pit, working as carefully as a fine jeweller.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Things sticky and glutinous pounce avidly upon it; nor is its seat reserved from paints and varnishes.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall
She ate avidly, and when she'd finished he offered more, which she refused until he'd had a share.
The driver was avidly curious about the area where supposedly no human being could survive.
Her mind, long starved like her body, seized avidly on the nourishment thus afforded.Within the Law|Marvin Dana