Définition du mot earnest


sérieux → « She was approached by an earnest young man from the University. »
sincère → « It is my earnest wish that you use this money to further your research. »
to be in earnest = être sérieux → « Is the Minister in earnest about these proposals? → No one could tell whether he was in earnest or in jest. »
an earnest of sth = un gage de qch → « Viewing this as an earnest of what they were to expect. »
as an earnest of sth = en gage de qch →« as an earnest of his commitment to root-and-branch reform. »
in earnest = sérieusement, pour de bon → « to do sth in earnest »« Then she started crying in earnest. »
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