"She certainly did, Miss Cuthbert," corroborated Flora Jane earnestly.
"Are you in earnest, Marilla?" she demanded when voice returned to her.
"Your complexion is just as fair as Ruby’s," said Diana earnestly, "and your hair is ever so much darker than it used to be before you cut it."
Anne flung her arms about Marilla’s waist and looked up earnestly into her face.
Anne looked earnestly into her friend’s face.
I prayed, Mrs. Allan, most earnestly, but I didn’t shut my eyes to pray, for I knew the only way God could save me was to let the flat float close enough to one of the bridge piles for me to climb up on it.
They had met and passed each other on the street a dozen times without any sign of recognition and every time Anne had held her head a little higher and wished a little more earnestly that she had made friends with Gilbert when he asked her, and vowed a little more determinedly to surpass him in the examination.
"You’re only Anne of Green Gables," she said earnestly, "and I see you, just as you are looking now, whenever I try to imagine I’m the Lady Cordelia.
There are no more uses of "earnest" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
Both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
She has a casual, go-with-the-flow personality and doesn’t appreciate his earnestness.