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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seriously, earnestly, in earnestadverb

    in a serious manner

    "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce"


  1. earnestlyadverb

    In an earnest manner; being very sincere; putting forth genuine effort.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Earnestlyadverb

    Etymology: from earnest.

    When earnestly they seek
    Such proof, conclude they then begun to fail. John Milton, P. L.

    Shame is a banishment of him from the good opinion of the world, which every man most earnestly desires. South.

    Earnestly invoke the goodness and power of an all merciful and almighty God. George Smalridge, Sermons.

    Why so earnestly seek you to put up that letter? William Shakespeare, K. Lear.


  1. earnestly

    Earnestly refers to doing something sincerely or seriously, with genuine intent or conviction, and a deep sense of dedication or commitment. This adverb involves actions or behavior involving a high degree of seriousness, zealousness, gravity, or fervor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earnestlyadverb

    in an earnest manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnestly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnestly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of earnestly in a Sentence

  1. Justice Calo Reign:

    Sometimes it really is worth it to look at yourself in the mirror and earnestly ask yourself...#isthatthebestyougot?

  2. Charles Cooley:

    There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.

  3. Buddha:

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

  4. Sun Jianguo:

    The prerequisite for win-win cooperation is mutual trust, (We) hope the U.S. side can pay great attention to China's concerns, earnestly respect our core interests, avoid words and actions that harm bilateral ties, and reduce activities which cause misunderstandings or misjudgments.

  5. Pence Tuesday:

    We continue to work earnestly with Congress for a new future on health care reform, the president and I remain confident we will repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    A obnoxious
    B handsome
    C plush
    D reassuring

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