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earnest
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

6 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • Kit laughed, then took the child's hands in her own and spoke as earnestly as she knew how. "You trust me, don't you?"
    p. 116.4
earnestly = sincerely
  • John Holbrook looked earnestly at the girl beside him.
    p. 20.8
  • earnestly = with seriousness
  • Dr. Bulkeley had moved out of earshot, and there was no hint of flattery in John's earnest words.
    p. 56.5
  • earnest = sincere
  • Two small heads bent earnestly over each of the three dog-eared primers which were all the dame school could boast.
    p. 82.7
  • earnestly = with seriousness
  • The heads nodded earnestly.
    p. 86.9
  • earnestly = with seriousness
  • John walked beside her, listening earnestly as she tried to make him understand the lonely woman in the meadow.
    p. 138.3
earnestly = with sincere intent
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