I want you to tell her sincerely and earnestly what you think about me.
[earnestly] Oh please call me Ricky-ticky—tavy, "Mr Robinson" would hurt me cruelly.
But he was in earnest.
It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
A sensitive, susceptible, exaggerative, earnest man: a megalomaniac, who would be lost without a sense of humor.
The most solemn earnest, Ann.
[with simple earnestness] Yes, I will come, Jack, since you wish it.
[earnestly] Oh, how wrong you are!
[earnestly] Take care, Jack.
[in fierce earnest] Are you playing the fool, or do you mean it?
[earnestly] But there’s a great truth at the bottom of what he says.
Between them hang an engraved portrait of Richard Cobden; enlarged photographs of Martineau, Huxley, and George Eliot; autotypes of allegories by Mr G.F. Watts (for Roebuck believed in the fine arts with all the earnestness of a man who does not understand them), and an impression of Dupont’s engraving of Delaroche’s Beaux Artes hemicycle, representing the great men of all ages.
Well, the means will be found: the brain will not fail when the will is in earnest.
The sober decency, earnestness and authority of their declaration of the real purpose of marriage will be honored and accepted, whilst their romantic vowings and pledgings and until-death-do-us-partings and the like will be expunged as unbearable frivolities.
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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.