In-earnest sentence example

in-earnest
  • As the weather improved, the goats began kidding in earnest.
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  • The guardsman lowered his gaze to the ashes as he began digging in earnest.
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  • The tears started in earnest as she reached the laundry room.
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  • When the convention met and the balloting began, the contest along these factional lines started in earnest.
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  • Bonaparte, with whom Tone had several interviews about this time, was much less disposed than Hoche had been to undertake in earnest an Irish expedition; and when the rebellion broke out in Ireland in 17 9 8 he had started for Egypt.
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  • Perhaps in the department of thought where it is most in earnest - in ethics - it is an idealism.
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  • Still, it may be doubted how far Hume was in earnest.
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  • Preparations were made in earnest for his subjugation.
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  • His political career began in earnest at the opening of the War of 1812.
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  • The scientific study of the economics of local administration is, however, in its infancy, and requires to be taken up in earnest by economists.
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  • The pope, John XXII., made him his principal chaplain, and presented him with a rochet in earnest of the first vacant bishopric in England.
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  • The third may be characterized as a period of transition; it marks the adoption in earnest of a guerrilla policy on the part of the enemy, and an uncertain casting about on the part of the British for a definite system with which to grapple with an unforeseen development.
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  • But much time was consumed and the plan underwent several modifications before its execution began in earnest on the 16th of January.
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  • War was averted for a moment by the result of the battle of Austerlitz, but it broke out in earnest in October 1806.
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  • Venezuela declared its independence on the 5th of July 1811, and in the following year the war commenced in earnest by the advance of Monteverde with the Spanish troops.
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  • South camp is now named Stanhope Lines, after Mr Stanhope, who was secretary of state for war when the Barracks Act 1890 was passed and the reconstruction commenced in earnest.
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  • Moshesh now turned in earnest to Sir Philip Wodehouse for preservation.
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  • In the east hostilities began in earnest in western Virginia.
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  • Building began in earnest about 1135, and was continued steadily until the middle of the 13th century, after which the only important erection was Abbot Huby's tower (c. 1 500).
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  • He had at Rome already made the acquaintance of Lord Elcho and of John Murray of Broughton; at Paris he had seen many supporters of the Stuart cause; he was aware that in every European court the Jacobites were represented in earnest intrigue; and he had now taken a considerable share in correspondence and other actual work connected with the promotion of his own and his father's interests.
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  • No sooner was this effected than the project of a legislative union between the British and Irish parliaments, which had been from time to time discussed since the beginning of the 18th century, was taken up in earnest by Pitt's government.
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  • He never was a member of the Humanist circle; he was too much in earnest about religious questions and of too practical a turn of mind.
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  • There is in reality no room for suspecting Moawiya of not having been in earnest when making this appeal; he might well regret that internecine strife should drain the forces which were so much wanted for the spread of Islam.
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  • Horsley now entered in earnest upon his famous controversy with Joseph Priestley, who denied that the early Christians held the doctrine of the Trinity.
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  • Abbas, who had been proclaimed king by the nobles at Nishapur some two or three years before this occurrence, may be said to have now undertaken in earnest the cares of sovereignty.
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  • But once let this system be presented to men in earnest about right living, and eager to profit by what they are taught, and an ethical reform is inevitable.
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  • 3, and shortly afterwards the attack was renewed in earnest against the Turkish strongholds of Muselimi and the Great Bardanjolt, which had been entrenched and fortified in places by blasting in the rocky soil.
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  • Three corps of pikemen in solid masses formed the first line, which was kept out of sight behind the crest until the enemy advanced in earnest.
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  • Lastly, recent research has proved that it was in 1494 that Leonardo got to work in earnest on what was to prove not only by far his greatest but by far his most expeditiously and steadily executed work in painting.
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  • So strongly did Lord Roberts feel on the subject, that he at once made Colonel Brabant, a well-known and respected colonial veteran and member of the House of Assembly, a brigadier-general, and started recruiting loyal colonists in earnest.
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  • Soon after the Civil War a Democratic " machine " got firm control of the city, and although a struggle to overthrow the machine was begun in earnest in 1875 by a coalition of the reform element of the Democratic party with the Republican party, it was not till 1895 that the coalition won its first decisive victory at the polls.
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  • But he was too fiercely in earnest in his horror of Jacobinism to allow mere party associations to guide him.
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  • In 1441 exploration began again in earnest with the venture of Antam Goncalvez, who brought to Portugal the first slaves and gold-dust from the Guinea coasts beyond Bojador; while Nuno Tristam in the same year pushed on to Cape Blanco.
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  • Farnese, as soon as he had obtained a secure basis of operations in Hainaut and Artois, set himself in earnest to the task of reconquering Brabant and Flanders by force of arms. Town after town fell into his power.
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  • Hooker now advanced in earnest on Rossville, and by nightfall the whole Confederate army, except the troops on Tunnel Hill, was retreating in disorder.
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  • Cynthia managed a smile as she cleaned and stacked the utensil carnage from her baking frenzy while Dean sipped his coffee in silence, content to spend a few quiet minutes before the swarm of guests descended in earnest.
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  • Islamic Arabs began the conquest of the region in earnest in the early eighth century.
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  • On 11 Jul 1828 Miguel was proclaimed king by the traditional Cortes and the Liberals Wars began in earnest.
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  • Interest in meteorology His meteorological observations began in earnest in 1820 when he developed a new device, the dew-point hygrometer.
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  • Your definition of English is alternately risible or repugnant, if you meant it in earnest.
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  • To speak sooth, now that he had love in earnest to make, his heart almost failed him.
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  • Day 1 As we headed southbound into the Northern Bay, watching began in earnest around lunchtime on the 18th after the mid-morning lecture.
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  • When we reach the reign of Mahmud II., the great transition period of Ottoman history, during which the civilization of the West began to struggle in earnest with that of the East, we find the change which was coming over all things Turkish affecting literature along with the rest, and preparing the way for the appearance of the new school.
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  • Preparation was begun in earnest after the accession of King William I., who selected Bismarck as his chancellor, Moltke as his chief of staff and Roon as his minister of war, and gave them a free hand to create the political situation and prepare the military machinery necessary to exploit it.
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  • Its motto was, "Our country is the world - our countrymen are mankind"; and the editor, in his address to the public, uttered the words which have become memorable as embodying the whole purpose and spirit of his life: "I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard."
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  • In April 1284 Queen Eleanor, who had meanwhile joined her husband in Wales, gave birth to a son in the newly built castle of Carnarvon, and this infant the victorious king, half in earnest and half in jest, presented to the Welsh people for a prince who could speak no word of English.
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  • But I see that if I were to live in a wilderness I should again be tempted to become a fisher and hunter in earnest.
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  • They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect.
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  • "Then it's all right?" said Nicholas, again scrutinizing the expression of his sister's face to see if she was in earnest.
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  • The Commission is now ready to begin the Study in earnest.
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  • Monday Race training started in earnest for the skiers with a slalom course testing our skills.
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  • Once the new school is up and running, his Grand Prix training will start in earnest.
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  • No sooner had he commenced to dig in earnest than he heard a terrible, unearthly noise under his feet.
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  • Allot a specific amount to spend, then begin shopping in earnest.
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  • Experimental cross breeding between wild Asian Leopard Cats and domestic house cats began in earnest back in the 1960's.
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  • However, you'll find the greatest selection just shortly before the holiday season itself, when stores begin carrying Christmas merchandise in earnest.
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  • Fox's education ended after high school, when she began pursuing an acting career in earnest.
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  • She was discovered in a shopping mall at the age of 14, and two years later she headed to New York City to pursue her modeling career in earnest.
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  • Matthew: I started cooking in earnest when I turned 16.
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  • If they do, then you can begin to browse in earnest.
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  • Once you know what works for you, you can start shopping in earnest for something that will turn heads.
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  • She, then, decided on a company name and began commercial production in earnest.
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  • Of course, if they could wear them all year round, they would, but flip flop fiends come out in earnest during the summer!
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  • Izzie survived her surgery and began in earnest to return to work.
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  • Although corsets are famously designed to cinch a woman's waist while hefting the bosom and smoothing the hips, this usage did not begin in earnest until the 18th century.
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  • Again she lashed out with the whip - this time in earnest.
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  • We agreed on an allowance figure and she began working in earnest.
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  • Julie began crying in earnest.
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  • "Officer David --" she began in earnest.
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  • She replaced the sweater and began hunting in earnest.
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  • Ryland listed his address as Grand Junction, Colorado and indicated he'd stay at least through the weekend when the ice climbing festivities began in earnest.
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