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earnest
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

6 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • He was in dreadful earnest and made me swear, with my hands on the Testament, that whatever happened I would always be true to him.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (37% in)
  • As he stepped up to the cab, he pulled a gold watch from his pocket and looked at it earnestly, 'Drive like the devil,' he shouted, 'first to Gross & Hankey's in Regent Street, and then to the Church of St. Monica in the Edgeware Road.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (53% in)
  • Holmes gazed long and earnestly at it.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (37% in)
  • A prodigiously stout man with a very smiling face and a great heavy chin which rolled down in fold upon fold over his throat sat at her elbow with a pair of glasses on his nose, looking very earnestly at the ladies who entered.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (13% in)
  • "I am so delighted that you have come," she said earnestly.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (42% in)
  • This man, however, was leaning against the railings which bordered our field and was looking earnestly up.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (57% in)

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