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  1. seriously, earnestly, in earnestadverb

    in a serious manner

    "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce"

    Synonyms:
    seriously, earnestly, badly, severely, gravely

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  1. Frederick Douglas:

    The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

  2. Frederick William Robertson:

    This world is given as the prize for the men in earnest; and that which is true of this world, is truer still of the world to come.

  3. William Lloyd Garrison:

    I am in earnest--I will not equivocate--I will not excuse--I will not retreat a single inch--and I will be heard.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.

  5. Robin Junger:

    The law is absolutely clear on this, the Supreme Court of Canada has said so many times: Consultation is important, it has to be done in earnest and meaningfully, but it doesn't provide a veto.

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