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earnest
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • I glanced from that to Mars, red and clear, glowing high in the west, and then gazed long and earnestly at the darkness of Hampstead and Highgate.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (98% in)

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