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diligent
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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Definition hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without...
    Chapters 40-42 (56% in)
diligence = hard work and care
  • By the by'; he laid down his knife and fork, which he had been using with great diligence, and began feeling in his pockets; 'I have a letter for you.'
    Chapters 28-30 (46% in)
  • This, at the time I write, has been proved, I believe, to be the case; but, as it would have been flat blasphemy against the system to have hinted such a doubt then, I looked out for the penitence as diligently as I could.
    Chapters 61-62 (30% in)
  • I found, on glancing at the remaining contents of the newspaper, that Mr. Micawber was a diligent and esteemed correspondent of that journal.
    Chapters 63-64 (61% in)

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