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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.
(RQ:Shakespeare Richard 3)
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.
(RQ:Landon Ethel Churchill)
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)