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Definitionhard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
- the unwearied diligence with which she had every day wished for the same thing was at length to have its just rewardChapter 4 (13% in)
diligence = hard work and care
- But this was far from being the case, and though by unwearied diligence they gained even the top of the room, their situation was just the same; they saw nothing of the dancers but the high feathers of some of the ladies.Chapter 2 (53% in)
- ...uttered so often in vain that Mrs. Allen had no particular reason to hope it would be followed with more advantage now; but we are told to "despair of nothing we would attain," as "unwearied diligence our point would gain"; and the unwearied diligence with which she had every day wished for the same thing was at length to have its just reward, for hardly had she been seated ten minutes before a lady of about her own age, who was sitting by her, and had been looking at her attentively...Chapter 4 (13% in)
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