Definitions for earnestness
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earnestness, seriousness, sincerity(noun)
an earnest and sincere feeling
seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity(noun)
the trait of being serious
"a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.
the state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety
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By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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