Sentence Examples

  • When the crowd began to break up in earnest, she took her husband's arm and led him to their kitchen where a chicken pot pie was still bubbling on the table.
  • The tears started in earnest as she reached the laundry room.
  • His simple, earnest response and the conviction on his face floored her.
  • An attack of the ague sent him home, and on recovery, having resolved to attend a high school and fit himself to become a teacher, he passed the next four years in a hard struggle with poverty and in an earnest effort to secure an education, studying for a short time in the Geauga Seminary atChester, Ohio.
  • But just as the agreeable jester rose into the earnest satirist, one of the most striking peculiarities of his style became a more manifest defect.

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