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Earnest meaning

earnest - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.
  2. 2. Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.
  3. 3. Serious; important.
  4. 4. To use in earnest.
  5. 5. Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.
  6. 6. Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.
  7. 7. Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; - used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.
  8. 8. Determined; eager; intent; sincere.
  9. 9. Seriousness; reality; pledge.

earnest - examples of usage

  1. " No; I'm in earnest. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. He's very much in earnest. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. I think Mr. Beaton was very much in earnest." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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