earnest

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 [ˈ3ːrnɪst]


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earnest

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. an earnest [appeal, request] (for)
  2. an earnest [effort, attempt, desire] (to)
  3. is an earnest (hard) worker
  4. is an earnest [student, teacher, parent]
  5. those are earnest words
  6. engaged in earnest [conversation, debate]
  7. made an earnest promise
  8. earnest and [sincere, honest, serious]
n
  1. [reward, compensation, praise] for the earnest
  2. is an earnest of his [goodwill, esteem, generosity]
  3. is an earnest of [what, how, how little, how much]
additional examples
  1. [reward, compensation, praise] for the earnest
  2. is an earnest of his [goodwill, esteem, generosity]
  3. is an earnest of [what, how, how little, how much]
  4. an earnest [appeal, request] (for)
  5. an earnest [effort, attempt, desire] (to)
  6. is an earnest (hard) worker
  7. is an earnest [student, teacher, parent]
  8. those are earnest words
  9. engaged in earnest [conversation, debate]
  10. made an earnest promise
  11. earnest and [sincere, honest, serious]
  12. will [begin, start] in earnest in [January]
  13. speak in earnest
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