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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • And she put her small hand upon his and a little scuffle ensued, Tom pretending to resist in earnest but letting his hand slip by degrees till these words were revealed: "I LOVE YOU."
  • Mr. Walters was very earnest of mien, and very sincere and honest at heart; and he held sacred things and places in such reverence, and so separated them from worldly matters, that unconsciously to himself his Sunday-school voice had acquired a peculiar intonation which was wholly absent on week-days.
  • Tom—honest injun, now—is it fun, or earnest?
  • Earnest, Huck—just as earnest as ever I was in my life.
  • Earnest, Huck—just as earnest as ever I was in my life.
  • Oh, good-licks; are you in real dead-wood earnest, Tom?
  • "Just as dead earnest as I’m sitting here.

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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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