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EARNESTLY, adverb ern'estly. Warmly; zealously; importunately; eagerly; with real desire.

Being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly Luke 22:44.

That ye should earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3.

2. With fixed attention; with eagerness.

A certain maid looked earnestly upon him. Luke 22:44.