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1914, February 13, ''The Times'', Obituary: Canon Augustus Jessopp
- He wrote well in a forcible, colloquial style, with the air of being tremendously in earnest, and full of knowledge which overflowed his pages, tricked out with somewhat boisterous illustrations.
''c.'' 1575-''a'' 1586, (w), ''(w)''
- Take heed that this jest do not one day turn to earnest.
c. 1592, (w), ''Richard III'': Act 5, Scene 1
- That high All-Seer which I dallied with
- Hath turn'd my feigned prayer on my head
- And given in earnest what I begg'd in jest.
1602, Pastor Fido:
- Let's prove among ourselves our armes in jest, That when we come to earnest them with men, We may them better use.
Possessing or characterised by seriousness.
- Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
1990, (w), ''The Great Game'', Folio Society 2010, p. 365:
- But if all this was viewed by Gladstone and the Cabinet as an earnest of St Petersburg's future good intentions in Central Asia, then disillusionment was soon to follow.
(en-archaic second-person singular of)