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earnest
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • The principal made an earnest speech to the children about how they were going out into a troubled world and about how it would be up to them to build a new world after the war which was sure to come to America.
    Chapter 42 (5% in)

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