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earnest
used in Henry VIII

2 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • Meanwhile must be an earnest motion Made to the Queen, to call back her appeal She intends unto his Holiness.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (97% in)
  • As he pass'd along, How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Lobby before the council-chamber (38% in)

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