1. [Noun]: something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract

2. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message"

3. not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal

4. earnest; "one''s dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"

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