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earnest
used in Turtles All the Way Down

2 uses
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Definition
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
  • I tried to breathe in the Dr. Singh—sanctioned way without making it too obvious, but within a few minutes I was sweating in earnest, and he definitely noticed, because he'd seen this movie a hundred times, so really he was only watching it to watch me watch it, and I could feel his glances over at me, and even though I had my jacket zipped, he obviously had noticed the mad, wet mustache on my sopping upper lip.
    p. 157.6
  • My whole life I thought I was the star of an overly earnest romance movie, and it turns out I was in a goddamned buddy comedy all along.
    p. 241.2

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