There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding, a sense of lugubrious drollery in the sight; and it was not dissipated by somebody on board assuring me earnestly there was a camp of natives—he called them enemies!
Within, Towson or Towser was inquiring earnestly into the breaking strain of ships’ chains and tackle, and other such matters.
He assured me earnestly it was all right.
’I had better get out of the way quietly,’ 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.