She’s the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
A diligent detective investigates all clues.
Diligent hand washing is the best defense against infections.
The performance review described her as punctual, enthusiastic, and diligent.
The job requires more diligence than raw talent.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Here, love, thou seest how diligent I am,
Shakespeare, William -- The Taming of the Shrew
It [The Parable of the Talents] was told to illustrate the Kingdom of Heaven, and that diligence in carrying out our responsibilities is essential for more important tasks in the future.
Parable of the Talents - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Talents(retrieved 05/20/06)
Ellaha found work with an American construction company and quickly impressed the managers with her intelligence and diligence.
Nicholas D. Kristof -- Half the Sky
This state of affairs rewarded people’s diligence, imagination, and ingenuity.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
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They worked diligently hardly raising their faces from the ground,
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
Maraa Isabel is misspending the hard-earned money, $100 to $150 a month, that Enrique diligently sends his daughter.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
Kids matured at different rates, and some kids practiced with more diligence.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Bend in the Road
...I knew, the quiet Victor who studied diligently or smiled shyly at Diane...
Alice Sebold -- Lucky
Weeding was done by hand, diligently and unceasingly, because the seedlings could easily be choked by other plant life.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
Harry was diligently avoiding contact with any of them;
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
...he was actually going about his task with more energy and diligence than I had expected.
Jim Stovall -- The Ultimate Gift
Here and there boys with hoes smoothed out little patches of roadway, making shows of their diligence, then lifting their hands in the hope of reward.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
So, if it’s not too personal, may I ask what you’re working so diligently on?
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Betrayed
The third week, however, what could happen even to the cleverest, most diligent, most upright of scholars ... happened to him.
Gish Jen -- Typical American
he was diligently writing on a slate while some frivolous-looking girls yelled, "Yoo-hoo!"
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
he diligently followed all that went on
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought;
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
It was how she had often dealt with violations of the sense of control and order she worked diligently to create around herself.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
I began to study them with diligence.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
But three weeks had already passed, and the most diligent search had been unsuccessful;
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
They are diligent when their efforts are rewarded.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
You have been reading the papers diligently of late, have you not?
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
All of us were giving diligent attention to our powdered potatoes.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
Taking a deep breath, I wipe that thought from my mind and write diligently until Mrs. Peterson instructs us to stop and listen to each other’s introductions.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
they set to work very diligently to write out a history of the accident,
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Whether it was a matter of law or presentation, he was diligent in his study, and it had won him a few cases early in his career when he should have lost.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it,
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
She diligently listened to the radio from the time she was old enough to turn it on and mimicked what she heard.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
I’m currently going through a dance and ballet craze and am diligently practicing my dance steps every evening.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
he still guarded his pass with unwearied diligence.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
to show what disparity there is between a diligent application to business, on the one hand, and a slothful negligent, and idle temper, on the other.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
And yet it appears, in spite of all your diligence, you have arrived too late.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
I didn’t want her turned, against both her will and nature, into one of those diligent, sad women who are bent on a lifelong course of quiet servitude, forever in fear of showing, saying, or doing the wrong thing.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Hands go diligently along the bulwarks, and with buckets of water and rags restore them to their full tidiness.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Miss Stacy says you are bright and diligent.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
let us search diligently, but as quietly as possible.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
Someone had diligently gone through his drawers and cleaned up afterward.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
All his industry and diligence thrown away!
James Joyce -- Dubliners
Meliboeus should proceed with great diligence and deliberation,
Geoffrey Chaucer -- The Canterbury Tales
Sam stared up at Lacy, diligently trying to fit his fist in his mouth.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
diligence is the mother of good fortune, and indolence, its opposite,
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
Martin Vanger appeared diligent in his capacity as CEO of the Vanger Corporation.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I will receive it with all diligence of spirit.
William Shakespeare -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
he desired "I would go on with my utmost diligence to learn their language,"