They conferred earnestly with each other, looking often upon me.
The two horses came up close to me, looking with great earnestness upon my face and hands.
I was conveyed to his own house; and at my earnest request he led me up to the highest room backwards.
In gratitude to the captain, I sometimes sat with him, at his earnest request, and strove to conceal my antipathy against human kind, although it often broke out; which he suffered to pass without observation.
After salutation, observing me to look earnestly upon a frame, which took up the greatest part of both the length and breadth of the room, he said, "Perhaps I might wonder to see him employed in a project for improving speculative knowledge, by practical and mechanical operations.
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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.