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She is an assiduous student who expects to earn A’s.
  diligent (showing care and persistent effort)
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assiduously assiduous assiduousness
Can use in place of diligent for variety.
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  • She is an assiduous student who expects to earn A’s.
  • Our research team is talented and assiduous.
  • She works at her job assiduously.
  • assiduous research

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  • her assiduous attempts to learn French
  • For two days after this Brunton was most assiduous in his attention to his duties.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • The man was toiling assiduously, bending conduits around a beam.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • How maybe if she was assiduous she could free us both.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • It remained to ascertain whether the priests were watching by the side of their victim as assiduously as were the soldiers at the door.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Jace had propped himself on the porch railing and was assiduously pretending to ignore them, while using the stele to file the edges of his fingernails.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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  • He guarded his flock assiduously, researched every mission with complete thoroughness, gathered the intel, checked the maps, charts, photographs, all reconnaissance.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Eva stole away; but after that, she assiduously gave Mammy reading lessons.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’I’m sorry for it, Miss Catherine,’ was my response; and I proceeded assiduously with my occupation.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Next noontide saw the admirable woman in her usual place in the wine-shop, knitting away assiduously.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • They were all too assiduously engaged to talk to us as we passed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I have been working very hard lately, because I want to keep up with Jonathan’s studies, and I have been practising shorthand very assiduously.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • No, madame; but they who so assiduously try to buy things cheap ought to permit others to seek more generous friends.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • This is the weapon he has been seeking so assiduously since his return:
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • ...employing themselves, meanwhile, in sucking their fingers most assiduously, with the view of catching up any stray splashes of gruel that might have been cast thereon.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He had collected four of her bobby-pins as assiduously as a squirrel collects nuts for the winter,
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Mrs. Cutter painted china so assiduously that even her wash-bowls and pitchers, and her husband’s shaving-mug, were covered with violets and lilies.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • During the week that preceded the making of the packet she observed a strict regimen and cultivated the city assiduously for material.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Holding a microscope to the first-mentioned red ant, I saw that, though he was assiduously gnawing at the near fore leg of his enemy...
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • she cried trying assiduously to give a stern expression to her face, into which he was gazing greedily.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Here, success was not an honor, nor privation a dishonor; the Lord assiduously threw up tests and kept score based solely on faith.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • ...And, if by prayer
    Incessant I could hope to change the will
    Of Him who all things can, I would not cease
    To weary him with my assiduous cries:
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Then she got rid of the Homais family, successively dismissed all the other visitors, and even frequented church less assiduously,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He bended his head sideways as he assiduously polished away with a napkin at the gleaming wood.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He had to bite his tongue to keep from telling him that he had been an assiduous participant in the annual competition that had eventually interested famous poets, not only in the rest of the country but in other nations of the Caribbean as well.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Behind his back the door opens: his breakfast is making its entrance. Assiduously he dips his pen. ... "Just set it on the table, will you?" he says, without turning.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • On the other hand, he was assiduous at the great and the small schools of the Rue Saint Jean de Beauvais. The first pupil whom the Abbé de Saint Pierre de Val, at the moment of beginning his reading on canon law, always perceived, glued to a pillar of the school Saint-Vendregesile, opposite his rostrum, was Claude Frollo, armed with his horn ink-bottle, biting his pen, scribbling on his threadbare knee, and, in winter, blowing on his fingers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • worked with assiduous application.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I tried to be as assiduous in their classrooms as I was with anything concerning my case.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The student by my side, for instance, who was copying assiduously from a scientific manual, was, I felt sure, extracting pure nuggets of the essential ore every ten minutes or so.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Doubtless she would have spent most of her time with her nose in a book, assiduously continuing her self-education.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Tom Cable, in particular, avoided me as assiduously as if I were a girl he’d dumped.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It was assiduous work, and discouraging.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • It is true, between ourselves, that M. de Morcerf is one of the most assiduous peers at the Luxembourg, a general renowned for theory, but a most mediocre amateur of art.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • , with assiduous celerity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Blomkvist understood nothing of this, but took assiduous notes.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Dohkturov, a little man, sat opposite Weyrother, with an assiduous and modest mien, and stooping over the outspread map conscientiously studied the dispositions and the unfamiliar locality.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He scarcely ever spoke to her, and the assiduous attentions which he had been so sensible of himself were transferred for the rest of the day to Miss Lucas, whose civility in listening to him was a seasonable relief to them all, and especially to her friend.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Portals of discovery opened to let in the quaker librarian, softcreakfooted, bald, eared and assiduous.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Being persons of influence, they create a shower about them, upon the assiduous and the favored, and upon all the young men who understand the art of pleasing, of large parishes, prebends, archidiaconates, chaplaincies, and cathedral posts, while awaiting episcopal honors.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Has he not received a sort of tacit mandate to work persistently and assiduously for the welfare of those whose opinions he represents?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • But it was to the mortification of touch he brought the most assiduous ingenuity of inventiveness.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The Italian news dealer now delivered the morning papers, and these he read assiduously.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Following the bush boy’s example, Peter snapped off the smaller poles, and hunted assiduously for resin.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • And here across the street was the medical school’s main building, where he had studied so assiduously.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • My occupation of Peggotty’s spare-room put a constraint upon me, from which he was free: for, knowing how assiduously she attended on Mr. Barkis all day, I did not like to remain out late at night; whereas Steerforth, lying at the Inn, had nothing to consult but his own humour.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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