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.
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How to use earnestly in a sentence
She spoke earnestly and openly about her struggles with royal life and her fractured marriage to a man who she suggested wasn’t fit to be king.How Princess Diana's Panorama Interview 25 Years Ago Paved the Way for Meghan and Harry's Oprah Tell-All | Cady Lang | March 11, 2021 | Time
Then, as he dutifully, yet earnestly, always does, Drew comes back to a positive place: the message.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars | Kevin Fallon | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor will they reach any satisfying conclusions about life itself no matter how earnestly they pursue them.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction | Drew Smith | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So even the most ridiculous lines have to be said earnestly.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark? | Jason Lynch | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Never have so many earnestly disagreed so much so quickly about so few words in the text of a document so old.Obama Will Lose Recess Appointment Case, but Will Other Presidents Lose Their Power? | Andrew Cohen | January 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reverend Graham drew the meeting to a close by earnestly thanking the president for making the trip up the mountain.When Obama Visited Billy Graham, Each Man Prayed for the Other | Joshua DuBois | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Alcalde was kneeling by his side, gazing sadly and earnestly into the face of the dying man.
Murat, who had earnestly begged to be allowed to share the Austrian campaign of 1809, was delighted to serve in person.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I hope that you never will grow up, said Tessa, earnestly, every thing is just as bad as you can dream.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
He threw the Matin on the grass, and, doubling himself up in his chair regarded her earnestly.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
A womans heart is not made of grains of sand to be blown hither and thither by a mans breath, she said very earnestly.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater