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earnest
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The House of Mirth
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  • Miss Bart, accordingly, rose the next morning with the most earnest conviction that it was her duty to go to church.
  • Suddenly she raised her eyes with the beseeching earnestness of a child.
  • He was so desperately in earnest, poor youth, and his earnestness was of so different a quality from Bertha’s, though hers too was desperate enough.
  • He was so desperately in earnest, poor youth, and his earnestness was of so different a quality from Bertha’s, though hers too was desperate enough.
  • The difference was that Bertha was in earnest only about herself, while he was in earnest about her.
  • The difference was that Bertha was in earnest only about herself, while he was in earnest about her.
  • He was too much in earnest now to feel any false constraint in speaking his mind.
  • And the Duchess of Beltshire has taken up Becassin’s lately," Mrs. Bry earnestly summed up.
  • But it’s not too late," she ended earnestly, "it’s not too late for either of you."
  • I see," she affirmed, with the more earnestness because she was so nervously conscious that she did not; and after a pause she added: "I’m so sorry—but ought we to have waited?"

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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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