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ur nist

  • n  something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • s  characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
  • s  earnest
  • s  not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal

  • Their lip-synching is completely earnest.
  • When electrification began in earnest in the first years of the century, demand for shellac soon outstripped supply.
  • Substance: Intelligent, knowledgeable, and an earnest explainer without bothering to fight ardently for his case.
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  • John McCain in Daily Aztec
    I urge all Americans who supported me,McCain said, "to join me in not just congratulating him, but to offer our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises to bridge our...
  • David Stern in New York Daily News
    There is little comfort to be gained by the mandatory prison sentence, especially as it affects Mr. Donaghy's children and their mother, but hopefully the healing process can begin in earnest for all,Stern said.
  • Jon Gruden in USA Today
    We're confident in Donald Penn. ...... Michael Pittman helped us win a couple division championships here and Earnest Graham is clearly a capable runner and receiver,Gruden said. "We'll move on and do the best we can in the absence of...

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