He remembered how carefully and at what length everything relating to form and procedure was discussed at those meetings, and how sedulously and promptly all that related to the gist of the business was evaded.
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The voice was overly ingratiating, sedulously sweet.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
She wondered what sort of herbs they were which the old man was so sedulous to gather.