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earnest
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • "Thanks so much for everything, Miss Perumal," said Reynie, earnestly taking her hand.
    p. 9.3
  • Like the workers loading the crates into the truck, those in the boats seemed earnestly intent upon their work.
    p. 153.4
  • He was responding earnestly that he preferred the cinnamon rolls when Jackson drew up and said with a sneer, "George, forgive me for interrupting your very interesting conversation about breakfast foods, but Martina and I are making an inspection.
    p. 390.3
  • But once I was convinced of how earnestly they sought you, once I had grasped their true feelings, I allowed you to be found.
    p. 481.4

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