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hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • with affection, diligence, and an extraordinarily heavy humor he devoted himself to the work...
    Chapter 20 (32% in)
diligence = hard work and care
  • No one heeded a wry Scotch doctor, diligent but undramatic through the epidemic, who hinted that plagues have been known to slacken and cease without phage.
    Chapter 35 (87% in)
  • Holabird stared, assembled his mustache, departed from his Diligent Director manner, and spoke: "Wait a minute, if you don't mind.
    Chapter 38 (57% in)

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