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used in The Importance of Being Earnest

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characterized by sincere belief


intensely or excessively serious
  • You are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in my life.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (22% in)
  • On the contrary, Aunt Augusta, I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (**% in)

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