EARNEST's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of earnest
Definition:
n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness
Example:
Before they got out of the cab Douglass turned to him, his expression earnest at last.
Sentence in Classic:
He was in dreadful earnest and made me swear, with my hands on the Testament, that whatever happened I would always be true to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Well, one thing was dead sure, and that was that Tom Sawyer was in earnest, and was actuly going to help steal that nigger out of slavery.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
In Moscow he degenerated so much that if he had had to be there for long together, he might in good earnest have come to considering his salvation; in Petersburg he felt himself a man of the world again.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She looked so extraordinarily earnest and pretty, that I stopped in a sort of wonder; and they all observed her at the same time, for as I stopped, they laughed and looked at her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
By an earnest repetition of this entreaty, poured out in all the agony of such a moment, Sissy at last brought her to be silent, and to look at her with a tearless face of stone.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
At the earnest manner of his reply, the old gentleman laughed again; and said something about a curious instinct, which Oliver, not understanding, paid no very great attention to.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He looked so earnest over it that I shall never again think that a man must be playful always, and never earnest, because he is merry at times.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Miss Bart, accordingly, rose the next morning with the most earnest conviction that it was her duty to go to church.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In gratitude to the captain, I sometimes sat with him, at his earnest request, and strove to conceal my antipathy against human kind, although it often broke out; which he suffered to pass without observation.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context