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industrious
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Great Expectations
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  • I can be well recommended by all the neighbors, and I hope I can be industrious and patient, and teach myself while I teach others.
  • "Mr. and Mrs. Hubble might like to see you in your new gen-teel figure too, Pip," said Joe, industriously cutting his bread, with his cheese on it, in the palm of his left hand, and glancing at my untasted supper as if he thought of the time when we used to compare slices.
  • Such things as could be said for him were said,—how he had taken to industrious habits, and had thriven lawfully and reputably.

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  • She is likely to succeed in the job because she is smart, friendly, and industrious.
  • She is the most industrious of all Tashi’s father’s widows, and her fields are praised for their cleanliness, productivity and general attractiveness.
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