—That’s folk, he said very earnestly, for your book, Haines.
—They say we are to have a literary surprise, the quaker librarian said, friendly and earnest.
You bowed to yourself in the mirror, stepping forward to applause earnestly, striking face.
—Of course, if he wants a par, Red Murray said earnestly, a pen behind his ear, we can do him one.
He suffered her to overtake him without surprise and thrust his dull grey beard towards her, his loose jaw wagging as he spoke earnestly.
What, says Mr Leopold with his hands across, that was earnest to know the drift of it, will they slaughter all?
He stated that this had greatly perturbed his peace of mind in the other region and earnestly requested that his desire should be made known.
PADDY DIGNAM: (Earnestly) Once I was in the employ of Mr J. H. Menton, solicitor, commissioner for oaths and affidavits, of 27 Bachelor’s Walk.
(Earnestly) You know how difficult it is.
A drenching of that violence, he tells me, sans blague, has sent more than one luckless fellow in good earnest posthaste to another world.
In Lionel Marks’s antique saleshop window haughty Henry Lionel Leopold dear Henry Flower earnestly Mr Leopold Bloom envisaged battered candlesticks melodeon oozing maggoty blowbags.
(Earnestly) And really it’s better the position…. because often I used to wet….
Henceforth you are unmanned and mine in earnest, a thing under the yoke.
The man then right earnest asked the nun of which death the dead man was died and the nun answered him and said that he was died in Mona Island through bellycrab three year agone come Childermas and she prayed to God the Allruthful to have his dear soul in his undeathliness.
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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.