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diligent
used in King Lear

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Definition
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there afore you.
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — Court before the Duke of Albany's Palace (12% in)
diligence = hard work and care
  • Here is the guess of their true strength and forces By diligent discovery;—but your haste Is now urg'd on you.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The Camp of the British Forces near Dover (79% in)

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  • That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in, and the best of me is diligence.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (10% in)

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