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- He paused and gave her a straight earnest look and said, "Lady, I've come to speak of serious things."
earnest = sincere or serious
- "He who losest his life shall find it," he said simply and he was so sincere, so genuine and earnest that: Mrs. Hopewell would not for the world have smiled.
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