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earnest

Contract law something given, usually a nominal sum of money, to confirm a contract
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According to church law and teaching, "The church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed; it does not, however, forbid cremation unless it has been chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching" (Code of Canon Law) and "does not demonstrate a denial of faith in the resurrection of the body" (Catechism of the Catholic Church).
We have been earnestly searching to find a way to bring about healing.
In Background, shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art this year, the male narrator's voice adds to the general dislocation, straining earnestly to convey some sort of meaning, while stuttering in his efforts to enunciate the very words being read.
The conferees said the Chinese enterprises will earnestly carryout the projects in Algeria and actively explore the Algerian market to contribute to China-Algeria traditional relationship of friendship and cooperation.
Before the service starts, a few women kneel at the altar, praying earnestly.
They make unexpected admissions on the air, and earnestly defend the most blatant abuses.
The performers will stage the Hell House scenes--which include a graphic abortion, a gang rape that ends with the victim's suicide, and a Columbine-like school shooting as earnestly as possible.
Providers should return to their insurance carriers and earnestly explore those sections of their general and professional liability policies under "insuring agreements" to see if language provides for provider input before settlement occurs.
Exasperated by the obstacles, one foreign businessman earnestly asked for success stories, eliciting some grins and sighs from the audience.
In Ephesians 3, we are challenged to extend our shallow roots to earnestly seek out the all-sufficient, life-giving love of the Lord Jesus.
We earnestly request his abductors to release Alan unharmed in any way.
Put your efforts into praying earnestly for her safe and speedy return to her loving family and don't be so judgemental, please.