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earnest
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • "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.

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