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General Crossword Questions for “earnest”

  • Sincere
  • Serious
  • Deserve to have set repaired, being zealous
  • Serious and sincere
  • Down payment made, a hearing-aid can be sent
  • Are moving home; it must be serious
  • Receiver heading for one's home - it''s serious!
  • Man keeps a pledge
  • Grave robber's introduction into undead East End rabble
  • Pledge to provide a home with listening equipment initially
  • Listener's home, the grave?
  • Eastern resolution may be of importance
  • Pledge given by English composer to stop us rejecting opus?
  • The serious deserve some esteem
  • Resent a dodgy firm
  • Boy, we hear, is serious
  • Intensely serious, chap holding ace
  • Solemn promise
  • Intensely serious boy securing an 'A'
  • Seriousness shown by boy hugging adult
  • Intensely serious, boy describing adult
  • Down payment
  • Serious attention given to North-east's predicament at last
  • Dramatic importance of being sincere?
  • Something of value to bind a contract
  • Fervent - down payment
  • Determined - heartfelt
  • Serious - down payment
  • Serious-minded
  • Serious - advance
  • Serious - money deposit


  • Earnest is a serious mental state of intent - a proposal made in earnest will more likely be received favorably. The seriousness of the intent (when persisted will generally) result in actions to be of considerable or impressive degree or amount. — “Earnest payment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. In 1912 The Importance of Being Earnest was first revived, and its respectability was assured in 1946 when a charity performance. — “The Importance of Being Earnest - Wikipedia, the free”,
  • Operation Earnest Will (24 July 1987 - 26 September 1988) was the Earnest Will overlapped with Operation Prime Chance, a largely secret effort to stop. — “Operation Earnest Will - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • The desire of life and health is implanted in man's nature;–the love of liberty and enlargement is a sister-passion to it: These my uncle Toby had in common with his species–and either of them had been sufficient to account for his earnest desire to get well and out of doors;–but I have told you before, that nothing wrought with our family after the common way;–and from the time and manner in which this eager desire shewed itself in the present case, the penetrating reader will suspect there was some other cause or crotchet for it in my uncle Toby's head:–There was so, and 'tis the subject of the next chapter to set forth what that cause and crotchet was. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • Here he rose, as if going, and Beth made up her mind to speak, for that last arrangement left nothing to be desired. "Please, tell the young ladies what I say, and if they don't care to come, why, never mind." Here a little hand slipped into his, and Beth looked up at him with a face full of gratitude, as she said, in her earnest yet timid way... — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • And but* I have her mercy and her grace, *unless That I may see her at the leaste way, I am but dead; there is no more to say." This Palamon, when he these wordes heard, Dispiteously* he looked, and answer'd: *angrily "Whether say'st thou this in earnest or in play?" "Nay," quoth Arcite, "in earnest, by my fay*. *faith God help me so, *me lust full ill to play*." *I am in no humour This Palamon gan knit his browes tway. for jesting* "It were," quoth he, "to thee no great honour For to be false, nor for to be traitour To me, that am thy cousin and thy brother Y-sworn full deep, and each of us to other, That never for to dien in the pain <12>, Till that the death departen shall us twain, Neither of us in love to hinder other, Nor in none other case, my leve* brother; *dear But that thou shouldest truly farther me In every case, as I should farther thee. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • She was at any rate too much in earnest at the present moment to think about it. — “The Way We Live Now” by Anthony Trollope
  • Harriet was soon back again, and the proposal almost immediately made; and she had no scruples which could stand many minutes against the earnest pressing of both the others. — “Emma” by Jane Austen
  • Directions which, coming from another person would have had no great weight, were spoken by my father with an earnest look and a weight of emphasis that made them irresistibly impressive, and I went away with the seal of silence upon my lips. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


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