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diligent
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

11 uses
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1  —9 uses as in:
she is diligent
Definition
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • There will I lead thee at the breaking of the day, and couch you all orderly; so do thou choose diligently three of thy company, the best thou hast in thy decked ships.
    Book 4 (49% in)
  • And the mighty king Alcinous himself went about the ship and diligently bestowed the gifts beneath the benches, that they might not hinder any of the crew in their rowing, when they laboured at their oars.
    Book 13 (6% in)
  • For surely the gods have stayed the returning of my master, who would have loved me diligently, and given me somewhat of my own, a house and a parcel of ground, and a comely{*} wife, such as a kind lord gives to his man, who hath laboured much for him and the work of whose hands God hath likewise increased, even as he increaseth this work of mine whereat I abide.
    Book 14 (12% in)
  • So when they had put from them the desire of meat and drink, Odysseus spake among them, to prove the swineherd, whether he would still entertain him diligently, and bid him abide there in the steading or send him forward to the city: 'Listen now, Eumaeus, and all the others of the company.
    Book 15 (56% in)
  • We went to Pylos and to Nestor, the shepherd of the people, and he received me in his lofty house, and was diligent to entreat me lovingly, as a father might his son that had but newly come from strange lands after many years; even so diligently he cared for me with his renowned sons.
    Book 17 (18% in)
  • We went to Pylos and to Nestor, the shepherd of the people, and he received me in his lofty house, and was diligent to entreat me lovingly, as a father might his son that had but newly come from strange lands after many years; even so diligently he cared for me with his renowned sons.
    Book 17 (18% in)
  • I have an ancient woman of an understanding heart, that diligently nursed and tended that hapless man my lord, she took him in her arms in the hour when his mother bare him.
    Book 19 (59% in)
  • And in the house there was an old Sicilian woman, who diligently cared for the old man, in the upland far from the city.
    Book 24 (38% in)
  • Then they began to put forth their hands on the meat, and the old man Dolius drew nigh, and the old man's sons withal came tired from their labour in the fields, for their mother, the aged Sicilian woman, had gone forth and called them, she that saw to their living and diligently cared for the old man, now that old age had laid hold on him.
    Book 24 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "diligent" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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  • Thither he bade them bring me with all diligence to the king Acastus.
    Book 14 (63% in)
  • Surely we sent thee on thy way with all diligence, that thou mightest get thee to thine own country and thy home, and whithersoever thou wouldest.
    Book 10 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "diligent" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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