toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in And Then There Were None

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition characterized 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)

There are no more uses of "earnest" in And Then There Were None.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation —®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list —®