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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
It shall give him some lively earnests, and secret anticipations of his approaching joy.
THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN AND LADY'S MONITOR, AND ENGLISH TEACHER'S ASSISTANTJOHN HAMILTON MOORE
And faith further breeds hope because it kindles joy and peace, which are the foretastes and earnests of the future blessedness.
EXPOSITIONS OF HOLY SCRIPTUREALEXANDER MACLAREN
Its stray sunbeams grew clear and golden, now that they were understood to be only earnests of the golden day above.
THE RAVENS AND THE ANGELSELIZABETH RUNDLE CHARLES
God gives you these partial triumphs, that they may be earnests of the future.
GLEANINGS AMONG THE SHEAVESCHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Since many of Collier's "earnests" turn out to be "jests," why not the other way round?
FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATISTCHARLES MILLS GAYLEY
After receiving from her certain earnests of her promise, I promised to stay on.
THE MEMOIRES OF CASANOVA, COMPLETEJACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT
The good times have come; and yet they are only earnests of better days still that are on their way.
GRACE DARLINGEVA HOPE