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earnest
used in Good Country People

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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • 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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