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Definitioncharacterized by sincere belief
intensely or excessively serious
- Ex-Inspector Blore was an earnest man.Chapter 11 (47% in)
- He said earnestly: "I was just obeying orders, Sir, that's all.Chapter 3 (51% in)
- Maine said earnestly: "We thought of that, sir.Chapter 16 (42% in)
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