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earnestly (adv.)

"in an earnest manner, warmly, zealously," Old English eornostlice; see earnest (adj.) + -ly (2).

updated on October 09, 2018

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Definitions of earnestly from WordNet

earnestly (adv.)
in a serious manner;
talking earnestly with his son
Synonyms: seriously / in earnest
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