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From Middle English gredyly, gredily, from Old English grǣdiglīce, grǣdelīce; equivalent to greedy +‎ -ly.

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greedily (comparative more greedily, superlative most greedily)

  1. In a greedy manner; with keen or ardent desire.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 344:
      There he ordered beer from the adenoidal Chinese manager and drank the afternoon away, greedily swilling bottle after bottle, feeling gradually his adulthood return.
    The two dogs greedily devoured the meat.
    I gazed greedily on the gems in the shop window.
    Synonyms: avidly, eagerly

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