"This is different, pretending to be me — " "Well, none of us really fancy it, Harry," said Fred earnestly.
Harry looked into Doge’s earnest, pained face, and felt, not reas-sured, but frustrated.
Dumbledore gave a little gasp and began to cry in earnest.
It cantered forward, and now the dementors scattered in earnest, and immediately the night was mild again, but the sounds of the surrounding battle were loud in his ears.
The jinx hit the middle Death Eater in the chest; For a moment the man was absurdly spread-eagled in midair as though he had hit an invisible barrier: One of his fellows almost collided with him — Then the sidecar began to fall in earnest, and the remaining Death Eater shot a curse so close to Harry that he had to duck below the rim of the car, knocking out a tooth on the edge of his seat — "I’m comin’, Harry, I’m comin’!"
I’m sure this is important!" said Hermione earnestly.
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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.