1 "I think we should go," said Scarlett, trying to curb her eagerness and to keep her face earnest and simple.
2 When she was able to bear the sniffling noise no longer, Scarlett turned and pinched her viciously, causing Prissy to scream in good earnest before she relapsed into frightened silence.
3 Poor Pittypat would be upset in earnest if she came downstairs pink and blooming.
4 Miss Bart, accordingly, rose the next morning with the most earnest conviction that it was her duty to go to church.
5 He was so desperately in earnest, poor youth, and his earnestness was of so different a quality from Bertha's, though hers too was desperate enough.
6 The difference was that Bertha was in earnest only about herself, while he was in earnest about her.
7 He was too much in earnest now to feel any false constraint in speaking his mind.
8 The earnest virgins were, she fancied, as likely to do harm as to do good by their faith in the value of parsing Caesar.
9 Hugh lay on his stomach, making an earnest business of sleeping.
10 Vida Sherwin had given her a letter to an earnest woman with eye-glasses, plaid silk waist, and a belief in Bible Classes, who introduced her to the Pastor and the Nicer Members of Tincomb.
11 For a moment I stood a little puzzled by this curious request, not knowing exactly how to take it, whether humorously or in earnest.
12 He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
13 Hurriedly turning, with averted face, he descended into his cabin, leaving the strange captain transfixed at this unconditional and utter rejection of his so earnest suit.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
14 THE DAY AFTER COMMENCEMENT I moved my books and desk upstairs, to an empty room where I should be undisturbed, and I fell to studying in earnest.
15 You should either quit school and go to work, or change your college and begin again in earnest.