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The Winter's Tale
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  • No, in good earnest.
  • Of this allow, If ever you have spent time worse ere now; If never, yet that Time himself doth say He wishes earnestly you never may.
  • Are you in earnest, sir?
  • Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot with conscience take it.

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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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