in earnest in earnest

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a serious manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When electrification began in earnest in the first years of the century, demand for shellac soon outstripped supply.
  2. As they fled, the ransacking began in earnest.
  3. Eventually, President Truman gave the order to use the bombs and we really started getting going in earnest.

News

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    The 3-year-old competition leading to the Kentucky Derby will begin in earnest Sunday with the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Murder trial begins in earnest in Florida's Trayvon Martin case

    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The murder trial of George Zimmerman, whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin triggered nationwide protests last year, begins in earnest on Monday in a Florida courtroom.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Murder trial begins in earnest in Trayvon Martin case

    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The murder trial of George Zimmerman, whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin triggered nationwide protests last year, begins in earnest on Monday in a Florida courtroom.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

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