Thesaurus / earnest

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Her earnest face brightened with a wistful yet pleasant smile.
Kedril begins to tremble in earnest, but his master does not lose courage, and orders him to prepare the supper.
She was innocent, intensely in earnest, and she needed the money, he knew that.
A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOSTGENE STRATTON PORTER
A very thoughtful and weighty book, which cannot but be welcome to every earnest student.
They were in earnest, and I saw nothing unreasonable in the oath they imposed on me.
Mr. Verrall had strolled out into the moonlight, and was in low, earnest conversation with George Godolphin.
Mr. Keir Hardie is chiefly concerned in saying what he has got to say in an earnest, determined sort of manner.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
At the earnest solicitation of the mate, Peter helped him to commit them to the deep.
OLD JACKW.H.G. KINGSTON
Do you think Miss Djama was really in earnest when she talked of going back to England to-morrow?
THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR ...GEORGE CHETWYND GRIFFITH

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