With that task accomplished, the SAMI team can get to work on the task of galactic demographics in earnest.
Some of the language used in recent posts sounds like earnest demands for the civil rights of a wronged minority.
He ends by summing up the morals of the story in a series of earnest non-sequiturs, mostly having to do with tolerance.
The seizure of property began in earnest in 2003 after the arrest of the president of the Yukos oil company, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The senator was, even more than usual, passionate, cogent, and earnest in his criticisms.
She found a scene of industry in the village, for the fishing had started in earnest.
By no means,” said Philip; “I never was more in earnest in my life.
I am quite in earnest, and am besides most anxious that you should get a scholarship this time.
But he seemed to be so earnest over the matter that I went over the case for him.
Tatò looked at him curiously for a moment, to see whether he were in earnest.
from Old English eornoste (adj.) "zealous," or from Old English noun eornost "seriousness, serious intent" (surviving only in the phrase in earnest), from Proto-Germanic *ern "vigor, briskness" (cf. Old Saxon ernust, Old High German arnust "seriousness, firmness, struggle," German Ernst "seriousness;" Gothic arniba "safely, securely;" Old Norse ern "able, vigorous," jarna "fight, combat"). The proper name Ernest (literally "resolute") is from the same root. Related: Earnestly; earnestness.