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earnest
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Heart of Darkness
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  • 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.

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