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How Do You Spell EARNEST?

Correct spelling for the English word "earnest" is [ˈɜːnəst], [ˈɜːnəst], [ˈɜː_n_ə_s_t]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of EARNEST

  1. Money paid as instalment, esp. to confirm contract &c. [Latin]

Common Misspellings for EARNEST

Below is the list of 285 misspellings for the word "earnest".

Usage Examples for EARNEST

  1. Then the pair, king and thief, began work in right earnest. - "Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance" by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  2. Thou art indeed in earnest! - "The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. I was never half so much in earnest! - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
  4. " But, my dear fellow, you can't really be in earnest? - "The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
  5. At any rate, believe that I speak in earnest. - "Erema My Father's Sin" by R. D. Blackmore
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