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  • 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.

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  • 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  -- 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,"
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
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