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earnest
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Somewhat too much earnestness began to appear in his words and looks.
  • She was standing with a bundle before the huckster and his wife, listening earnestly and doubtfully.
  • She made her criticism quietly and earnestly.
  • "But what do you want?" the porter shouted again, beginning to get angry in earnest—"Why are you hanging about?"
  • Raskolnikov’s set and earnest face was suddenly transformed, and he suddenly went off into the same nervous laugh as before, as though utterly unable to restrain himself.
  • Raskolnikov gave his own name and address, and, as earnestly as if it had been his father, he besought the police to carry the unconscious Marmeladov to his lodging at once.
  • "I love her more than anyone," Polenka answered with a peculiar earnestness, and her smile became graver.
  • As before, he put his left arm round the sick man’s head, raised him up and gave him tea in spoonfuls, again blowing each spoonful steadily and earnestly, as though this process was the principal and most effective means towards his friend’s recovery.
  • Razumihin stood facing him in gloomy and earnest reflection.
  • Yesterday he insisted so earnestly on our refusing Pyotr Petrovitch and now we are ordered not to receive Rodya!
  • He raised his eyes, looked earnestly at them all, smiled, and took his cap.
  • "Yes; know each other through and through," assented Porfiry Petrovitch, and he screwed up his eyes, looking earnestly at Raskolnikov.
  • The man he really dreaded in earnest was Svidrigailov….
  • "Yes, yes…. though I don’t agree with you in everything," added Avdotya Romanovna earnestly and at once uttered a cry, for he squeezed her hand so painfully.
  • I earnestly beg it.
  • Is he in earnest?
  • He read it all in her face; so she must have had that thought already, perhaps many times, and earnestly she had thought out in her despair how to end it and so earnestly, that now she scarcely wondered at his suggestion.
  • He read it all in her face; so she must have had that thought already, perhaps many times, and earnestly she had thought out in her despair how to end it and so earnestly, that now she scarcely wondered at his suggestion.
  • I can’t explain the position, brother…. look here, you are good at mathematics, and working at it now…. begin teaching her the integral calculus; upon my soul, I’m not joking, I’m in earnest, it’ll be just the same to her.
  • That you were bold, headstrong, in earnest and…. had felt a great deal I recognised long before.
  • Svidrigailov got up, laughed, kissed his betrothed, patted her cheek, declared he would soon come back, and noticing in her eyes, together with childish curiosity, a sort of earnest dumb inquiry, reflected and kissed her again, though he felt sincere anger inwardly at the thought that his present would be immediately locked up in the keeping of the most sensible of mothers.
  • I shall have the honour of visiting you and paying you my respects at your lodgings not later than to-morrow evening at eight o’clock precisely, and herewith I venture to present my earnest and, I may add, imperative request that Rodion Romanovitch may not be present at our interview—as he offered me a gross and unprecedented affront on the occasion of my visit to him in his illness yesterday, and, moreover, since I desire from you personally an indispensable and circumstantial…
  • Now, Rodya, don’t keep your visitor, you see he is waiting," and he made ready to hold Raskolnikov’s hand in earnest.

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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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