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earnest

US [ˈɜrnɪst]
UK [ˈɜː(r)nɪst]
  • n.认真;热心;保证金;预兆
  • adj.非常认真的;诚实的;真诚的
  • Web诚恳的;热心的;诚挚的
Plural Form:earnests  
earnest
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adj.
1.
非常认真的;诚实的;真诚的very serious and sincere
an earnest young man
非常认真的年轻人
Despite her earnest efforts, she could not find a job.
尽管她已尽心竭力,但是仍然找不到工作。
IDM
The work on the house will begin in earnest on Monday.
这栋房子的修建工作将在星期一正式开始。
You may laugh but I'm in deadly earnest .
你可以笑,不过我可是正经八百的。
I could tell she spoke in earnest.
我看得出她是郑重其事地说的。
in earnest
(更加)严肃地,认真地,坚定地more seriously and with more force or effort than before
The work on the house will begin in earnest on Monday.
这栋房子的修建工作将在星期一正式开始。
郑重其事;当真very serious and sincere about what you are saying and about your intentions; in a way that shows that you are serious
You may laugh but I'm in deadly earnest .
你可以笑,不过我可是正经八百的。
I could tell she spoke in earnest.
我看得出她是郑重其事地说的。

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