"Amelia Bones is OK, Harry," said Tonks earnestly.
Hermione was talking very earnestly to Lupin about her view of elf rights.
’Dobby expects so, sir,’ said Dobby, nodding earnestly.
’Hagrid, you’ve got to pass Umbridge’s inspection, and to do that it would really be better if she saw you teaching us how to look after Porlocks, how to tell the difference between Knarls and hedgehogs, stuff like that!’ said Hermione earnestly.
’Ah, Evans, don’t make me hex you,’ said James earnestly.
’He don’ know his own strength!’ said Hagrid earnestly.
’Really soon, Harry’ said Hermione earnestly.
The hand released him at once — They were at the end of row ninety-seven; Harry turned right and began to sprint in earnest; he could hear footsteps right behind him and Hermione’s voice urging Neville on; straight ahead, the door through which they had come was ajar; Harry could see the glittering light of the bell jar; he pelted through the doorway, the prophecy still clutched tight and safe in his hand, and waited for the others to hurtle over the threshold before slamming the door…
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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.