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Definition diligent (showing care and persistent effort)
  • She is an assiduous student who expects to earn A's.
assiduous = diligent (showing care and persistent effort)
  • Our research team is talented and assiduous.
  • She works at her job assiduously.
  • assiduous research
  • 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
  • This is the weapon he has been seeking so assiduously since his return:
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • assiduously = carefully and persistently
  • ...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
  • assiduous = diligent (showing care and persistent effort)
  • 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
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • Then she got rid of the Homais family, successively dismissed all the other visitors, and even frequented church less assiduously,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistence)
  • Eva stole away; but after that, she assiduously gave Mammy reading lessons.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • 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
  • assiduously = diligently and persistently
  • I tried to be as assiduous in their classrooms as I was with anything concerning my case.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • assiduous = diligent (showing care and persistent effort)
  • 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
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • 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
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • He had collected four of her bobby-pins as assiduously as a squirrel collects nuts for the winter,
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • Next noontide saw the admirable woman in her usual place in the wine-shop, knitting away assiduously.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • How maybe if she was assiduous she could free us both.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • assiduous = diligent (careful and persistent)
  • 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
  • assiduously = diligently (with care and persistent effort)
  • They were all too assiduously engaged to talk to us as we passed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
assiduously = diligently (marked by care and persistent effort)

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