"The course of study and preparation requires to be diligently pursued," observed my guardian with a glance at Richard.
I was very retired and quiet, and tried to be very diligent.
Diligent, persevering, steady, acute in business.
—and added this, "Submission, self-denial, diligent work, are the preparations for a life begun with such a shadow on it.
However, as Caddy’s illness had certainly interfered, more or less, with my home duties—though I had always been there in the morning to make my guardian’s breakfast, and he had a hundred times laughed and said there must be two little women, for his little woman was never missing—I resolved to be doubly diligent and gay.
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She’s the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.