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earnestly Line breaks: earn|est¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈəːnɪstli/

Definition of earnestly in English:


With sincere and intense conviction; seriously: they earnestly hope to come back in the summer
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  • Any given scientific project may be good, but it may also be earnestly pursued and gravely in error.
  • I know that he earnestly and seriously believes the factual content of everything he says.
  • Many of the youngsters entering the arena of serious theatre now take this objective quite earnestly.
seriously, solemnly, gravely, soberly, sincerely, intently, resolutely, firmly;
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