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earnest
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The Great Gatsby
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  • "I want to get one of those dogs," she said earnestly.
  • I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans.
  • "— So I took one look at him," said Mr. Wolfshiem, shaking my hand earnestly, "and what do you think I did?"
  • He was talking intently across the table at her, and in his earnestness his hand had fallen upon and covered her own.
  • Daisy, that’s all over now," he said earnestly.

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  • Both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
  • She has a casual, go-with-the-flow personality and doesn’t appreciate his earnestness.

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