earnestness

[ ur-nist ]SEE DEFINITION OF earnestness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EARNESTNESS

"That is precisely what I wish them to be," responded Grace, in all earnestness.

She spoke quietly enough, but with the earnestness of conviction.

Earnestness and devotion are the chief characteristics of those pastors.

The earnestness of Sarah's manner subdued and almost awed Fanny.

I have avowed them with an earnestness that I believe is without example: and why?

Miss Merton was moved and surprised by Evelyn's earnestness.

Phoebe in her earnestness forgot to keep within the limitations of their dialect.

These words were uttered in Spanish, in a voice that vibrated with earnestness.

The poem is full of pathos and humour; full of beauty and grandeur, earnestness and truth.

Forgive me this earnestness, but the horrors of a jail have made me half distracted.

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