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- adv. In an earnest manner; being very sincere; putting forth genuine effort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an earnest manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an earnest manner; warmly; zealously; importunately; eagerly; with real desire; with fixed attention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a serious manner
earnest + -ly (Wiktionary)