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  • You see,’ he confided earnestly, ’what I hope to do is give the men in this squadron the best meals in the whole world.
  • He was a very serious, very earnest and very conscientious dope.
  • ’Me no Hungry Joe,’ he explained earnestly.
  • ’They’re really a couple of good kids,’ Aarfy confided earnestly to Yossarian, whose recurring dream it was to have the nude milk-white female bodies of both these beautiful rich black-haired good kids lying stretched out in bed erotically with him at the same time.
  • ’Now, please let me explain something to you,’ he cajoled in a mature, reasoning, earnest voice.
  • Colonel Korn leaned forward earnestly, no longer smiling.
  • …and there was no telling how far the unorganized insurrection of moaning might have gone if General Dreedle himself had not come forward to quell it, stepping out determinedly in the center of the platform directly in front of Major Danby, who, with his earnest, persevering head down, was still concentrating on his wrist watch and saying, ’…twenty-five seconds… twenty… fifteen…’ General Dreedle’s great, red domineering face was gnarled with perplexity and oaken with awesome resolution.

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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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