Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an assiduous manner; diligently; attentively; with earnestness and care.

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  • adverb In an assiduous manner.

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  • adverb with care and persistence

Etymologies

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assiduous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • So McCain assiduously is courting economic and social conservatives, some of them skeptics who remember his jibes from before.

    McCain firm on Iraq war despite cost to candidacy

  • Constantinople, and received the addresses of foreign kings, the nephew of Justin assiduously cultivated the friendship of the senate.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Did not Mr. Binny, the mild and genteel curate of the district chapel, which the family attended, call assiduously upon the widow, dandle the little boy on his knee, and offer to teach him Latin, to the anger of the elderly virgin, his sister, who kept house for him?

    Vanity Fair

  • During her illness her relatives had called assiduously enough, though she would see none of them save us.

    The Virginians

  • During her illness her relatives had called assiduously enough, though she would see none of them save us.

    The Virginians

  • Did not Mr. Binny, the mild and genteel curate of the district chapel, which the family attended, call assiduously upon the widow, dandle the little boy on his knee, and offer to teach him Latin, to the anger of the elderly virgin, his sister, who kept house for him?

    Vanity Fair

  • He was elected for the borough speedily after his father's demise; a magistrate, a member of parliament, a county magnate and representative of an ancient family, he made it his duty to show himself before the Hampshire public, subscribed handsomely to the county charities, called assiduously upon all the county folk, and laid himself out in a word to take that position in Hampshire, and in the Empire afterwards, to which he thought his prodigious talents justly entitled him.

    Vanity Fair

  • Paul Murphy: All his claims were within the rules and "assiduously" checked by the authorities.

    I didn't quite catch that...

  • Paul Murphy: All his claims were within the rules and "assiduously" checked by the authorities.

    I didn't quite catch that...

  • Not only am I smug and ignorant and intellectually dishonest --- it's as if I don't even care about the subtle distinctions between one brand of Truthery and another, as if I can't be bothered to acknowledge the museum's-worth of evidence that he and his colleagues have so assiduously curated.

    9/11 Truth and the Paranoid Style - Boing Boing

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  • He seemes to be avoiding the Chalfens as assiduously as she.

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    September 13, 2007

  • "Next noontide saw the admirable woman in her usual place in the wine-shop, knitting away assiduously." - A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

    January 5, 2009