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industrious
used in Of Human Bondage

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characterized by a habit of hard work
  • He read industriously, as he read always, without criticism, stories of cruelty, deceit, ingratitude, dishonesty, and low cunning.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (42% in)
  • In the evenings when they did not go out, the young women sang little songs in the green velvet drawing-room, while Fraulein Anna, who always made herself useful, industriously accompanied.
    23-24 — Chapters 23-24 (63% in)
  • Luckily Hayward's letters came seldom, and in the intervals Philip settled down again to his industrious life.
    31-32 — Chapters 31-32 (14% in)
  • Hayward had recommended to him a guide which had been compiled out of Ruskin's works, and with this in hand he went industriously through room after room: he read carefully what the critic had said about a picture and then in a determined fashion set himself to see the same things in it.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (4% in)
  • Most of the students took the curriculum of the Conjoint Board of the College of Surgeons and the College of Physicians; but the more ambitious or the more industrious added to this the longer studies which led to a degree from the University of London.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (84% in)
  • But for the most part medical students are industrious young men of the middle-class with a sufficient allowance to live in the respectable fashion they have been used to; many are the sons of doctors who have already something of the professional manner; their career is mapped out: as soon as they are qualified they propose to apply for a hospital appointment, after holding which (and perhaps a trip to the Far East as a ship's doctor), they will join their father and spend the rest of...
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (6% in)
  • In the three months of the winter session the students who had joined in October had already shaken down into groups, and it was clear which were brilliant, which were clever or industrious, and which were "rotters.'
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (44% in)
  • Printed matter had always been a fetish to Philip, and now, in order to make himself more interesting, he read industriously The Sporting Times.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (50% in)
  • She was writing away industriously, but she sprang to her feet as he entered.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (58% in)
  • He had been working for it industriously, and now with only ten days before him he made a final effort.
    73-74 — Chapters 73-74 (10% in)
  • There were middle-aged gentlemen spending a week-end in one of the large hotels, carefully dressed; and they walked industriously after too substantial a breakfast to give themselves an appetite for too substantial a luncheon: they exchanged the time of day with friends and talked of Dr. Brighton or London-by-the-Sea.
    73-74 — Chapters 73-74 (43% in)
  • "I say, you are industrious,' he smiled.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (37% in)
  • ...into a slatternly middle age, he saw the pretty face grow thin and white, the hair grow scanty, the pretty hands, worn down brutally by work, become like the claws of an old animal, then, when the man was past his prime, the difficulty of getting jobs, the small wages he had to take; and the inevitable, abject penury of the end: she might be energetic, thrifty, industrious, it would not have saved her; in the end was the workhouse or subsistence on the charity of her children.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (96% in)

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