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Definition of Earnestness


  1. The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.

Earnestness Quotations

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
Blaise Pascal

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.
P. J. O'Rourke

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Samuel Johnson

Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
Abu Bakr
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Earnestness Translations

earnestness in German is Ernst
earnestness in Latin is intenta

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