- It began raining in earnest.
- He is earnest for success.
- He is being earnest today.
- She's a very earnest person.
- She is an earnest student.
- He began working in earnest.
- He started to study in earnest.
- Sam is earnest about his work.
- Are you in earnest in saying so?
- The rain is coming down in earnest.
- He firmly refused the Premier's earnest request.
- I hurriedly started searching in earnest.
- They are earnest about their children's education.
- He took the photos in earnest.
- I'd like an earnest word with you.