In this view they were sedulously abetted by their mothers, aunts and other elderly female relatives, who all shared Mrs. Archer’s belief that when "such things happened" it was undoubtedly foolish of the man, but somehow always criminal of the woman.
In all the rainy desert of autumnal London there were only two people whom the Newland Archers knew; and these two they had sedulously avoided, in conformity with the old New York tradition that it was not "dignified" to force one’s self on the notice of one’s acquaintances in foreign countries.
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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.