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diligent
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  • All his industry and diligence thrown away!
  • I sat up on the coping of the bridge admiring my frail canvas shoes which I had diligently pipeclayed overnight and watching the docile horses pulling a tramload of business people up the hill.

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  • She’s the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
  • A diligent detective investigates all clues.

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