Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of earnest: most earnest.

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Examples

  • Thus it came to pass that in the Sunday Advocate-Times, under a picture of Dr. Drew at his earnestest, with eyes alert, jaw as granite, and rustic lock flamboyant, appeared an inscription—a wood-pulp tablet conferring twenty-four hours’ immortality:

    Chapter 17

  • Thus it came to pass that in the Sunday Advocate-Times, under a picture of Dr. Drew at his earnestest, with eyes alert, jaw as granite, and rustic lock flamboyant, appeared an inscription -- a wood-pulp tablet conferring twenty-four hours 'immortality:

    Babbitt

  • Thus it came to pass that in the Sunday Advocate-Times, under a picture of Dr. Dr.w at his earnestest, with eyes alert, jaw as granite, and rustic lock flamboyant, appeared an inscription -- a wood-pulp tablet conferring twenty-four hours 'immortality:

    Babbitt

  • "At first," Snecky continued, "I thocht yon lang candidate was the earnestest o 'them a", and I dinna deny but when I saw him wi 'his head bowed-like in prayer during the singing I says to rnysel',

    The Little Minister

  • Robert bids me give you his love (of the earnestest), and I have leave from you (have I not?) to be always affectionately yours,

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • 'Yes -- that he is -- the earnestest man in all Wessex, they say -- the last of the old Low Church sort, they tell me -- for all about here be what they call High.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Thus it came to pass that in the Sunday Advocate – Times, under a picture of Dr. Drew at his earnestest, with eyes alert, jaw as granite, and rustic lock flamboyant, appeared an inscription — a wood-pulp tablet conferring twenty-four hours’ immortality:

    Babbit

  • "Yes -- that he is -- the earnestest man in all Wessex, they say -- the last of the old Low Church sort, they tell me -- for all about here be what they call High.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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