avidness


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avidness

(ˈævɪdnəs)
n
a desire to advance; eagerness
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Noun1.avidness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with somethingavidness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal - a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
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But in addition to security concerns related to explosions, there is also the fear of fan-on-fan violence, considering the avidness of each group of supporters.
The fears besetting avid novel reading reflected the fact that new target groups gained access to reading: the perception of avidness inheres in the fact that reading, from that point onwards, escaped social control.
Toibin's temerity is a shock, of course, but it pairs with an avidness to imagine a Mary who speaks, and to hear what she might have kept locked away in her heart.