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used in A Thousand Acres

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characterized by sincere belief


intensely or excessively serious
  • Compared to him, Ken LaSalle was an earnest bumbler.
    p. 282.1
  • Toward dusk, I began going around and picking up paper plates, and I noticed a little group, including Rose and Caroline, as well as Ty and Pete, clustered on Harold's back porch, with my father talking earnestly at the center.
    p. 18.7
  • He came toward me with an earnest smile.
    p. 210.7

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