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earnest
used in The Remains of the Day

2 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • My employer's godson looked an earnest, scholarly young man, and one could see many fine qualities in his features; yet given the topic one wished to raise, one would have certainly preferred a lighterhearted, even a more frivolous sort of young gentleman.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (58% in)
  • As a matter of fact, the conversation tended to be rather earnest in tone and some very interesting viewpoints were expressed.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (17% in)

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