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earnest
used in The Great Gatsby

5 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • "I want to get one of those dogs," she said earnestly.
    p. 27.4
  • I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans.
    p. 42.2
  • "— So I took one look at him," said Mr. Wolfshiem, shaking my hand earnestly, "and what do you think I did?"
    p. 69.7
  • Daisy, that's all over now," he said earnestly.
    p. 132.0
  • He was talking intently across the table at her, and in his earnestness his hand had fallen upon and covered her own.
    p. 145.1

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