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hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • She was diligent at Red Cross work.
    Chapter 35 (1% in)
diligent = hard work and care
  • During her three years of library work several men showed diligent interest in her—the treasurer of a fur-manufacturing firm, a teacher, a newspaper reporter, and a petty railroad official.
    Chapter 1 (99% in)
  • By diligent consultation of American fiction she discovered that this was the only virile and amusing manner in which boys could function; that boys who were not compounded of the gutter and the mining-camp were mollycoddles and unhappy.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • Raymie was diligent and rather strong.
    Chapter 23 (1% in)
  • She had a hen-like, crumb-pecking, diligent appearance.
    Chapter 30 (38% in)

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