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I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  real (as when a person is sincere or an object is not a replica or fake)
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genuine genuinely genuineness
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  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.
  • It is a genuine Picasso.
  • Which would be the best word choice if the writer wants to convey an attitude of genuine interest and avoid the appearance of mockery?

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  • People deal with me, but they are genuinely fond of Prim.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Newt nodded, and his smile became more genuine.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Madge shoots him a look, trying to see if it’s a genuine compliment or if he’s just being ironic.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Thomas felt like he’d been caught stealing, but he was genuinely concerned—Newt was one of the few people in the Glade he actually liked.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • And then he gives me a smile that seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Peeta genuinely seems to enjoy this station, swirling a combination of mud and clay and berry juices around on his pale skin, weaving disguises from vines and leaves.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • The tone in which the words were said revealed a genuine bad nature.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She laughed again, and even now when she had told me why, her laughter was very singular to me, for I could not doubt its being genuine, and yet it seemed too much for the occasion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "How funny you are!" she said; and she quite genuinely did think him funny.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • WILLY [ genuinely shocked, pained, and happy]: No!
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • Mr. Collins received and returned these felicitations with equal pleasure, and then proceeded to relate the particulars of their interview, with the result of which he trusted he had every reason to be satisfied, since the refusal which his cousin had steadfastly given him would naturally flow from her bashful modesty and the genuine delicacy of her character.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He added in a preacher’s tone: —For this, O dearly beloved, is the genuine Christine: body and soul and blood and ouns.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Genuine truth, Mr. Darnay, trust me!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He goes and hunts for his oil, so as to be sure of its freshness and genuineness, even as the traveller on the prairie hunts up his own supper of game.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Yes, there is your ’boite’ at last: take it into a corner, you genuine daughter of Paris, and amuse yourself with disembowelling it," said the deep and rather sarcastic voice of Mr. Rochester, proceeding from the depths of an immense easy-chair at the fireside.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Elinor was not inclined, after a little observation, to give him credit for being so genuinely and unaffectedly ill-natured or ill-bred as he wished to appear.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • All these questions and answers passed through my mind in a moment; but the oaths of Don Fernando, the witnesses he appealed to, the tears he shed, and lastly the charms of his person and his high-bred grace, which, accompanied by such signs of genuine love, might well have conquered a heart even more free and coy than mine—these were the things that more than all began to influence me and lead me unawares to my ruin.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I have always respected education when in conjunction with genuine sentiments, and I am besides a titular counsellor in rank.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He would suddenly remember that he was "a father," would be reconciled with his wife, and shed genuine tears.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • To Dorothea this was adorable genuineness, and religious abstinence from that artificiality which uses up the soul in the efforts of pretence.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He is one of the genuine emigres, the good ones.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She knew that he said that simply to show that family considerations could not prevent him from expressing his genuine opinion.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • If he really meant it—if his will were genuine and real, which it was—it appeared to him that it was the same as coin, and cancelled the obligation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’Twopence-halfpenny,’ says the landlord, ’is the price of the Genuine Stunning ale.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The fourth member of the party, however, was too excited to be genuinely happy.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • As Harriet described it, there had been an interesting mixture of wounded affection and genuine delicacy in their behaviour.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • His voice had a genuine pathos now, and his large brown hands perceptibly trembled.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I am a bit of dirty riff-raff, and a genuine scrap of tag, rag, and bobtail.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Every man who records his illusions is providing data for the genuinely scientific psychology which the world still waits for.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • She had feeling, genuine feeling.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The door was opened by a big footman with his head floured, or chalked, or painted in some way (it didn’t look genuine powder), and the big footman, receiving the card of introduction, gave it to a little page; so little, indeed, that his body would not hold, in ordinary array, the number of small buttons which are indispensable to a page’s costume, and they were consequently obliged to be stuck on four abreast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The stage could no longer excite genuine merriment—no longer keep her whole attention.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • This is the port wine, ma’am, that the board ordered for the infirmary; real, fresh, genuine port wine; only out of the cask this forenoon; clear as a bell, and no sediment!’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And on the profits of it I do genuine scientific work in phonetics, and a little as a poet on Miltonic lines.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It was a genuine relief to the whole congregation when the ordeal was over and the benediction pronounced.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • So saying, the countess quitted Franz, leaving him unable to decide whether she were merely amusing herself at his expense, or whether her fears and agitations were genuine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If there were anything that was not thoroughly genuine about Mr. Stelling, it lay quite beyond Tom’s power to detect it; it is only by a wide comparison of facts that the wisest full-grown man can distinguish well-rolled barrels from mere supernal thunder.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The figure was stiff; but the signature was good for more than that, if it was only genuine.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Reggie Chivers and young Newland protested, while Mr. Selfridge Merry looked genuinely alarmed, and an expression of pain and disgust settled on Mr. van der Luyden’s sensitive face.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • "My dear little girl, you mustn’t cry like this," she said, genuinely disturbed by Anne’s tragic face.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • You are a man and you are a genuine worker.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Yours for service, P.S.—Just a hint of some plums we can pick for you—some genuine bargains that came in to-day: SILVER GROVE.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The doctor and his bride were at home to their numerous friends and a number of novelties in diversions were held, including a Chinese orchestra in original and genuine Oriental costumes, of which Ye Editor was leader.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • I am earnestly desirous, then, my dear sir, that you should let the world into the traits of your genuine character, as civil broils nay otherwise tend to disguise or traduce it.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The sharp resentment was genuine.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • A red spot of light and a purple one rested respectively upon two genuine gargoyles squatting at the corners of a fireplace that had never been used.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
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