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Earnest

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(1):

(a.) Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; - used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.

(2):

(a.) Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.

(3):

(a.) Serious; important.

(4):

(v. t.) To use in earnest.

(5):

(n.) Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.

(6):

(n.) Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.

(7):

(n.) Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Earnest'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/e/earnest.html. 1828.

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