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earnestly

[ ur-nist-lee ]
/ ˈɜr nɪst li /
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adverb
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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Origin of earnestly

First recorded before 1000; earnest1 + -ly
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