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  • n  an earnest and sincere feeling
  • n  the trait of being serious

  • Lessing's earnestness can be too much at times, but as a portrait of a woman coming to grips with the realities of her time her book is indispensable.
  • We would admire both his earnestness and his self-aware irony.
  • Finally, though, Traffic, for all its earnestness, does not work.

  • Sonia Gandhi in KalingaTimes
    Let us strive to adopt his methods to our present day challenges, with earnestness and perseverance,Sonia Gandhi said observing: "It is not the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi that is in question today. What is in question today is whether we...
  • Henry Waxman in USA Today
    During his deposition he made statements we know are untrue, and he made this with the same earnestness that many of the committee members observed in person when he visited your offices,Waxman says. "In other areas his statements are...
  • Ian Astbury in Blabbermouth.net
    We have always dreamed of finding a label that allows us artistic freedom and has the muscle to get the music to the people,comments Astbury. "At the heart of this recording is an urban directness of savage rawness and an earnestness that...

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