earnestness


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A calm, subdued triumph, blent with a longing earnestness, marked his enunciation of the last glorious verses of that chapter.
In his endeavor there was a dreadful earnestness, as if he conceived that one great shriek would make him well.
She endeavoured to secure Jane in her interest; but Jane, with all possible mildness, declined interfering; and Elizabeth, sometimes with real earnestness, and sometimes with playful gaiety, replied to her attacks.
Natty listened to the charge with great attention, leaning forward toward the reader with an earnestness that denoted his interest; and, when it was ended, he raised his tall body to the utmost, and drew a long sigh.
On the present occasion she addressed herself chiefly to Miss Crawford and Fanny, but there was no comparison in the willingness of their attention; for Miss Crawford, who had seen scores of great houses, and cared for none of them, had only the appearance of civilly listening, while Fanny, to whom everything was almost as interesting as it was new, attended with unaffected earnestness to all that Mrs.
Equipped with this small sum and the earnestness that the undertaking implied, he came to Williams College when Dr.
I swore in all earnestness that these things were so, and he began to look upon me queerly.
The fancy was in itself pretty and poetical; the earnestness which had given expression to it would have had its influence over a man of a far harder nature than mine.
Yessir," he cried, with deep earnestness, as if someone disputed him.
The earnestness with which Polly made her toilet that night was delightful to behold.
He sought with a terrible earnestness a solution of the mystery, but sought in vain.
Thank goodness there are no more fathers to come back," breathed Cecily with a vicious earnestness that made us all laugh, even in the midst of our dismay.
The captain, however he came by his knowledge, perfectly well understood the lady, and very soon after repeated his application with more warmth and earnestness than before, and was again, according to due form, rejected; but as he had increased in the eagerness of his desires, so the lady, with the same propriety, decreased in the violence of her refusal.
she asked, detecting the anxious glance I had shot at the object of our conversation, and impressed, I flatter myself, with the earnestness of my manner.
He spoke with a pleading earnestness, taking Alan by the breast of the coat.