01. It has been said that a friend is a person with whom one may be [sincere]. Before him, one may think aloud.
02. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you want to win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his [sincere] friend."
03. I don't like people who are [insincere]; I'd rather someone told me they didn't like something than to pretend to like it when they don't.
04. Herbert is [sincerely] trying to do a good job in the office; it's just that he isn't an organized person.
05. It is my [sincere] wish that you and your wife find a way to overcome your personal problems.
06. He made a [sincere] effort to improve but finally had to be let go.
07. I think your girlfriend is [sincere] when she says she still loves you, but just wants a bit of time apart.
08. She said she was sorry, but her voice was totally empty of any kind of [sincerity].
09. I would like to give you my [sincere] congratulations on your winning the award.
10. She [sincerely] believed she was helping you by not telling you about your father's illness.
11. George Bernard Shaw once said that there is no [sincerer] love than the love of food.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that a hundred "NOs" are less painful than one [insincere] "YES."
13. I am [sincerely] sorry for hurting your feelings, and I hope you can accept my apology.
14. The judge took the accused's obviously [sincere] regret for his actions into account during sentencing.
15. Adriana was touched by the obvious [sincerity] of her husband's apology.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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