Translation: from english

to eat with avidity

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  • Avidity — A*vid i*ty, n. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F. avidit[ e]. See {Avid}.] Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity. [1913 Webster] His books were received and read with avidity. Milward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avidity — noun a) Greediness; strong appetite. to eat with avidity b) Eagerness; intenseness of desire Come, walk up, and purchase with avidity,Overcome your diffidence and natural timidity. Syn: eagerness …   Wiktionary

  • Devour — De*vour , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devouring}.] [F. d[ e]vorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See {Voracious}.] 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devoured — Devour De*vour , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devouring}.] [F. d[ e]vorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See {Voracious}.] 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devouring — Devour De*vour , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devouring}.] [F. d[ e]vorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See {Voracious}.] 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Huron Indians — • If language may be taken as a fair criterion to go by, the Hurons proper were the original stock from which sprang all the branches of the great Iroquoian family, whether included in the primitive federation of the Five Nations, or standing… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Luther, Martin — • Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Luther, Martin      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Luther —     Martin Luther     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martin Luther     Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546.     His father, Hans, was a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Martin Luther —     Martin Luther     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martin Luther     Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546.     His father, Hans, was a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • jerk — jerk, snap, twitch, yank mean to make a sudden sharp quick movement. Jerk implies especially such a movement that is graceless, forceful, and abrupt {thought the train would never start, but at last the whistle blew and the carriages jerked… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • easy — adj 1 *comfortable, restful, cozy, snug Analogous words: *soft, lenient, gentle: commodious, *spacious: *calm, tranquil, serene, placid: unconstrained, spontaneous (see corresponding nouns at UNCONSTRAINT) Antonym …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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