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3 definitions found
 for earnestly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Earnestly \Ear"nest*ly\, adv.
     In an earnest manner.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  earnestly
      adv 1: in a serious manner; "talking earnestly with his son";
             "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing
             seriously with the question of divorce" [syn:
             seriously, earnestly, in earnest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "earnestly":
     actively, ardently, assiduously, bec et ongles, committedly,
     decidedly, decisively, decorously, demurely, determinedly,
     devotedly, devoutly, dingdong, down, exhaustively, fervently,
     fervidly, firmly, fixedly, for real, formally, gravely, grimly,
     hammer and tongs, heart and soul, heartily, heatedly,
     impassionedly, in all seriousness, in earnest, in good earnest,
     inflexibly, intensely, intently, like a bulldog, like a leech,
     obstinately, painstakingly, passionately, perfervidly,
     perseveringly, persistently, purposefully, relentlessly,
     resolutely, resolvedly, sedately, seriously, sincerely,
     singlemindedly, sober-mindedly, soberly, sobersidedly, solemnly,
     somberly, staidly, staunchly, steadfastly, steadily, tenaciously,
     thoroughly, thoughtfully, tooth and nail, unremittingly,
     unswervingly, unyieldingly, vehemently, wholeheartedly,
     with a will, with constancy, with total dedication, zealously
  
  

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