Usage examples for earnestness

  1. She must have been dull indeed had she failed to perceive the earnestness of his tone. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. " Mother," said he, with a sudden earnestness do you think you can pray for us in heaven?" – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. I congratulate this Congress upon the courage, the earnestness and the efficiency with which you met the crisis at the Special Session. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various