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earnest
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Man And Superman
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  • 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.

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