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It continued musically low, but there was in it the insistent note of sincerity.

Presently, however, the sincerity and persistence of the girl won him over.

The sincerity of him was excuse enough for the seeming indelicacy of the question.

The quality of sincerity in Dick's voice was more convincing than any vow might have been.

For the first time, he found himself believing in her sincerity.

"Sincerity never offends me," was her ladyship's cold answer.

Candour and sincerity may be recommended from this example, as the best policy.

Duncan met his gaze steadily, strong in the sincerity of his attitude.

Now, then, we can test the sincerity of your wish to part with it.

He spoke calmly, but none the less his words carried conviction of his sincerity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "honesty, genuineness," from Middle French sinceritie (early 16c., Modern French sincérité) and directly from Latin sinceritatem (nominative sinceritas) "purity, soundness, wholeness," from sincerus "whole, clean, uninjured," figuratively "sound, genuine, pure, true, candid, truthful" (see sincere).

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