[ ur-nist-lee ]
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  1. with deep and sincere feeling; seriously: After earnestly delivering a sermon on helping people in need, the pastor was gratified to see the record number of donations to the shelter.

Origin of earnestly

First recorded before 1000; earnest1 + -ly

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