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  • adv. In a diligent manner, with appropriate effort, carefully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not negligently; with industry or assiduity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With diligence, or steady application and care; with industry or assiduity; not carelessly; not negligently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with diligence; in a diligent manner


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  • In one case a woman came in diligently every week for a year.

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  • Though Mr. Fowler was not an ordained preacher and did not possess an advanced degree in theology, he studied diligently from the Greek New Testament for more than 30 years.

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  • So we believe -- and we suggested to the appropriate organization that documentary pictures be taken of that contingent of youths which is today working diligently, which is carrying out one of t most revolutionary and most promising youth movements in our country, th there will be historic records of what our youths are doing to build and develop our economy.


  • There arrives, in the case of one who has practised poetical expression diligently, a wonderful sense of freedom, of expansiveness, of delight, when he begins to use what has been material for poetry for the purposes of prose.

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  • Attend to the business of your calling diligently; the craving for regular work is the healthful appetite of mind: but in your spare hours cultivate the new ideas which your talk with men who have been accustomed to cultivate the mind more than the body has sown within you.

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  • Lawyers for Ms. Callan and Mr. Lowitt said they worked "diligently" amid difficult circumstances in their relatively short stints in the position.

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