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diligent
used in Killing Kennedy

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she is diligent
Definition
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
  • But he spent hours on the firing range back in his Marine Corps days, and these last few weeks, he has been diligently working on his shot down in the dry bed of the Trinity River, using the levee walls as a backstop.
    p. 159.5
  • He is also a diligent investigator and thinks nothing of going out of his way to visit the home of Ruth Paine even as his Friday shift comes to an end.
    p. 232.3

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  • Lawson's diligence is soon rewarded when the FBI comes forth with the name of a Dallas-area resident who might be a serious threat to the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
    p. 234.3

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