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earnest
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

7 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • And she put her small hand upon his and a little scuffle ensued, Tom pretending to resist in earnest but letting his hand slip by degrees till these words were revealed: "I LOVE YOU."
    Chapter 6 (94% in)
  • Mr. Walters was very earnest of mien, and very sincere and honest at heart; and he held sacred things and places in such reverence, and so separated them from worldly matters, that unconsciously to himself his Sunday-school voice had acquired a peculiar intonation which was wholly absent on week-days.
    Chapter 4 (51% in)
  • Tom—honest injun, now—is it fun, or earnest?
    Chapter 33 (34% in)
  • Earnest, Huck—just as earnest as ever I was in my life.
    Chapter 33 (34% in)
  • Earnest, Huck—just as earnest as ever I was in my life.
    Chapter 33 (34% in)
  • Oh, good-licks; are you in real dead-wood earnest, Tom?
    Chapter 35 (71% in)
  • "Just as dead earnest as I'm sitting here.
    Chapter 35 (72% in)

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