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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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diligent
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it,
  • The little girls "showed off" in various ways, and the little boys "showed off" with such diligence that the air was thick with paper wads and the murmur of scufflings.
  • It gratified all the vicious vanity that was in him; and so, instead of winning him, it only "set him up" the more and made him the more diligent to avoid betraying that he knew she was about.
  • Mary gave him a tin basin of water and a piece of soap, and he went outside the door and set the basin on a little bench there; then he dipped the soap in the water and laid it down; turned up his sleeves; poured out the water on the ground, gently, and then entered the kitchen and began to wipe his face diligently on the towel behind the door.

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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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