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earnest
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Treasure Island
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  • I’m fifty, mark you; once back from this cruise, I set up gentleman in earnest.
  • By the sound they must have been talking earnestly, and almost fiercely; but no distinct word came to my hearing.
  • I began to see we should have a brush for it in earnest and looked to my priming.
  • Just about the same time, the sun had gone down behind the Spy-glass, and as the fog was collecting rapidly, it began to grow dark in earnest.
  • Silver was a changed man once he was out there and had his back to his friends and the block house; his cheeks seemed to have fallen in, his voice trembled; never was a soul more dead in earnest.

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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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