determined and serious, especially too serious
"both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"
"an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"
"a film with a solemn social message"
"one's dearest wish"
"devout wishes for their success"
I am in great Earnest when I declare..that I have a deep conviction.
出自： J. Wesley
The snow..began again in earnest.
出自： L. Garfield
Destruction, savagery; an earnest..of the universal doom.
出自： R. Macaulay
What earnest can you give me that you will perform what you promised?
出自： J. Rathbone
There was a good deal of earnest impetuosity in his temper.
出自： I. D
The thought of going to college took root in my heart and became an earnest desire.
出自： H. Keller
The chapel was..filled with an earnest congregation.
出自： E. M. Forster