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earnest
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

3 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • 'Do not speak of such things!' said Strider quickly, and with surprising earnestness.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (45% in)
  • It is but a trifle that Sauron fancies, and an earnest of your good will.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (7% in)
  • Have I not earnestly studied this matter?
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (37% in)

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