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Word: avid

Definition: greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity

Sentences Containing 'avid'

A chance encounter with an avid fisherman (Herbert Rudley) gives Holly an idea.
A vintage guitar is an older guitar usually sought after and maintained by avid collectors or musicians.
After retiring, she became an avid bowler and enjoyed outdoors.
An avid outdoorsman, he served a term as president of the Ramblers Association, which promoted walking tours.
An avid Watford F.C. supporter, Andy was Lloyd Doyley's kit sponsor when Lloyd scored his first professional goal during the 2009-2010 season.
An early morning trek, well before sunrise, is recommended for avid bird watchers.
Angler and conservationist. Throughout his life, Jack Hemingway was an avid fly fisherman.
As an avid climber, Lewsey has opted for a complete career change and the opportunity to further his mountain exploits.
As of 2012, Mandarin High School also offers Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to incoming freshmen.
Benson sits on numerous corporate boards and is an avid golfer.
Berryman is an avid marathon runner and likes to run in the nearest parks or around the neighbourhoods of the hotels whenever the band is touring.
Blake is an avid supporter of the Melbourne Football Club.
Cain is an avid hunter and fisherman in his spare time.
Carl Lowrance, an avid fisherman with an inquisitive nature, shared his love of the sport with his two sons, Darrell and Arlen.
Chief Follis, an avid horseman and rancher, continues to lead the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma.
Digidesign was owned by Avid for several years.
During the 1930s, Bloch was an avid reader of the pulp magazine "Weird Tales".
During this period he was an avid hockey fan who sometimes watched games even while broadcasting.
Felder himself is an avid guitar collector, having amassed close to 300 models since childhood.
Following the rebranding of Digidesign as a division of Avid, the Venue line was sold under the Avid name, with the elimination of the Digidesign logo.
He also holds a FAA Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot Rating and is an avid private pilot.
He enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts and other activities with his three children, and he was an avid athlete, participating in triathlons and biathlons for years.
He had few personal associations with management and his professional contacts were perceived as legal and contractual rather than ideological. But privately, Farmer was well known as a strong conservative, an avid proponent of states' rights, and an early and avid political backer of Eisenhower.
He is a Houston Astros fan and an avid golfer.
He is an avid baseball fan, especially of the Minnesota Twins.
He is an avid bowler who once rolled a 300 game.
He is an avid collector of wines, t-shirts, and icons.
He is an avid reader, consuming as many as eight books a week.
He is an avid supporter of Bristol City Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, and English Cricket.
He stood 6'3", weighed 250 pounds, and was an avid weightlifter.
He was an avid entertainer, and a popular stage artist, while at this college.
He was an avid horseman, hunter, fisherman, and golfer.
He was an avid reader in all fields, particularly in philosophy, and maintained a steady correspondence with Hermann Cohen until his death one year before Ehrlich.
He was an avid sportsman and the famed Belmont Stakes thoroughbred horse race is named in his honor.
He was the youngest of the couple's three sons, all of whom were avid horsemen.
His interest in high-octane gasoline was fueled by his avid interest in automobile engines and in road racing, where he competed in a Bugatti racing car.
In her spare time, Heil is an avid surfer.
Lampanelli is an avid supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Recco is an avid golfer and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Recreational. Dolan performs blues-inspired rock as the singer for JD The Straight Shot and is also an avid sailor.
She is an avid sailor and spent three months in 2008 sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
She likes to sing and plays the flute and is an avid skier.
Steven is also an avid composer and singer/songwriter.
The design was developed from the Avid Flyer and the Denney Kitfox and the designer formerly worked for both those companies.
They can all be connected to Pro Tools, the audio editing software also created by Avid/Digidesign, to provide recording and 'Virtual Soundcheck' facilities.
They miraculously win, but as expected from avid gamblers, bet all their winnings again and lose.
Thomas is an extreme sports enthusiast and avid adventure traveller.
Through Miller, he continued to meet new artists and he was an avid and interested spectator of all of the programming at the Museum of Modern Art.
under the watchful eyes of Captain Joy Roa who is also an avid licensed balloon pilot.
William was an avid collector of topographical and genealogical books and records, particularly those relating to Staffordshire.

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