Earnest in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Earnest

Serious in speech or action; eager; urgent; importunate; pressing; instant. | (with a positive sense) Focused in the pursuit of an objective; eager to obtain or do. | Intent; fixed closely.

Short Example Sentences for Earnest

  • 1. I think that he is in deadly earnest about you. 🔊
  • 2. A day of labour to each earnest breast. 🔊
  • 3. I think that he was in deadly earnest from the first. 🔊
  • 4. Yet hath your heart no earnest preference known? 🔊
  • 5. I scarcely understood the earnest words she spoke to me. 🔊
  • 6. Her color had deepened a little at his earnest manner. 🔊
  • 7. Or flush of earnest thought in evening's glow? 🔊
  • 8. Now I was too much in earnest and too uncertain to go on doing this. 🔊
  • 9. She wondered why Winifred seemed so terribly in earnest about it. 🔊
  • 10. With gloomy look, with earnest brow Thy fortune high receivest thou. 🔊
  • 11. We planned half in earnest and half Utopianising, a League of Social Service. 🔊
  • 12. Dedicated to Youths and Young Men, as a Stimulus to Earnest Living. 🔊

How to use Earnest in Sentences?

  • 1. Every one is assured of a hearty welcome, and falls to in earnest when the grace has been sung. 🔊
  • 2. Dicky could see no graceful answer but the affirmative; and in sober earnest he thought he would. 🔊
  • 3. General Frost had taken him aside and they were engaged in earnest conversation. 🔊
  • 4. She ceased speaking; but still continued to gaze upward with rapt and earnest eyes. 🔊
  • 5. She laid her hand on his knee and whispered an earnest warning against the Frenchman. 🔊
  • 6. They parry earnest speech with banter and levity; they laugh you down, or they change the subject. 🔊
  • 7. I don't s'pose, now, that you girls are reely in earnest about trying to keep the place? 🔊
  • 8. And when in earnest you are moved to speak, Then is it needful cunning words to seek? 🔊
  • 9. There is plenty of open air in the book, bright talk, and earnest stories told round the fire. 🔊
  • 10. Again that gleam in Wickersham's dark eyes as they slanted a glance at the girl's earnest face. 🔊
  • 11. Now, Jerry was a Roman Catholic, none the less earnest because he had a merry way with him. 🔊
  • 12. He is known to the public as a humorist, but he has much more in him that is earnest than that is humorous. 🔊
  • 13. The faces of clergy and laity in old sculptures and illuminated missals are charged with earnest belief. 🔊
  • 14. He raised her up gently, and with earnest words reassured her, blaming himself for his harshness and folly. 🔊
  • 15. Meusnier gave a great deal of earnest study and experiment to the dirigible balloon, and he originated a design which was far ahead of his day. 🔊
  • 16. At length a tall, meagre figure stalked in, and after an earnest and melancholy look at the fowl, retired with a sigh. 🔊
  • 17. And now his one earnest desire was to serve Frank on shore in some capacity, that he might be always near him. 🔊
  • 18. A small candle lamp hung on gymbals is fixed to the woodwork, and throws a scanty gleam on the two figures which are engaged in earnest play. 🔊
  • 19. They stood in earnest talk for some minutes, while Chook complimented the red-headed girl on her wit. 🔊
  • 20. Dogs master the tasks of their education by their earnest endeavor to please their master; Jacko excels them in spite of his waywardness. 🔊
  • 21. Yet here and there, even through the medium of the translation, I think some light cannot fail to come to an earnest student. 🔊
  • 22. She felt it before I did, and alluded to it apparently without pain, and our interviews grew more earnest and solemn daily. 🔊
  • 23. Almost were the townsfolk ready to worship her, only that there was something in her own simplicity and earnest piety which forbade such demonstration. 🔊