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earnest
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • Why so earnestly seek you to put up that letter?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (15% in)
  • Now, my friendly knave, I thank thee: there's earnest of thy service.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (28% in)

There are no more uses of "earnest" in King Lear.

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