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earnest
used in The Lords of Discipline

10 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • He stood before me bracing as earnestly as when he entered the room.
    Chapter 1.12 (27% in)
  • But I learned something in my long earnest study of my mother.
    Prologue (65% in)
  • His voice, fervent and evangelical, carried with it an absolute conviction of the rectitude and efficacy of a society ruled by honor; it quavered slightly and conveyed the earnestness and gentle decency of the speaker.
    Chapter 1.9 (8% in)
  • Pig asked with childlike earnestness.
    Chapter 3.22 (49% in)
  • I never met this girl even though I tried earnestly toarrange a meeting.
    Chapter 3.30 (2% in)
  • I remembered those moments because there were so few of them and because the sport had tamed me with the knowledge of my own limitations, my earnest mediocrity.
    Chapter 3.30 (21% in)
  • His art was pure; his defender was only earnest.
    Chapter 3.30 (52% in)
  • "Listen to me and Tradd," Mark said earnestly.
    Chapter 4.38 (98% in)
  • "Because of words, Mr. Chairman," I said earnestly.
    Chapter 4.41 (46% in)
  • Corps Day had not changed at all as I found in Commerce's earnest, lusterless prose.
    Chapter 4.45 (82% in)

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