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earnestnessPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "earnestness":
- M. de Presles was impressed in spite of himself by the detective's earnestness. - "Fantômas", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
- Her companion was touched; he had never imagined her going all to pieces like that, and he felt sorry for the terrible earnestness betrayed in her voice and manner. - "A Woman's Will", Anne Warner.
- These words were whispered with an earnestness and agitation which surprised Penrose. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.