Video: pronunciation of 'earnest'
You will hear terrible sounds emitted from earnest mouths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was like being in a flotation tank with lots of earnest people wearing yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Whether it was meant in jest or in deadly earnest. Man of Honour (2007)Efforts to lift the mood of despair on the factory floors began in earnest yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is the brutal confrontation with the earnest science student. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The action gets under way in earnest today with a triple bill of matches. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But this pressure can only be effective if the people are in earnest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Part of the pleasure of reading this book lies in the exhilaration of watching earnest minds hard at work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And that did sound very earnest! Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now he is in deadly earnest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On one hand, you could take this overly earnest patriotic drama extremely seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Somehow, she manages to sound earnest without being cloying. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many City lawyers took last week off and work resumed in earnest only yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The choice of wine showed an acute awareness of the country's two most pressing problems and an earnest desire to fix them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Earnest and sincere, yes, but to a fault. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Witter: You do seem a tad serious and earnest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is more than ten years since ministers turned their attention in earnest to the country's 388 further education colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you're going to produce an earnest radio drama, he is the last person you need in the recording studio. Times, Sunday Times (2013)ONCE upon a time there were solitary folk singers, earnest people with little more than a humble acoustic guitar and perhaps a harmonica for company. The Sun (2006)One of my favourites was an earnest mature student from Nigeria with whom I spent a year studying computer systems design. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， earnest 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: earnest ADJECTIVE
Earnest people are very serious and sincere in what they say or do, because they think that their actions and beliefs are important.
She was a pious, earnest woman.
earnest 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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