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  • n. diligence, persistence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sedulous care and diligence; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry.

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

  • n. the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive


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  • Cecilia, though shocked and frightened at the occasion, was yet by no means sorry at an order which thus precluded all conversation; unfitted for it by her own misery, she was glad to be relieved from all necessity of imposing upon herself the irksome task of finding subjects for discourse to which she was wholly indifferent, while obliged with sedulity to avoid those by which alone her mind was occupied.


  • Nor would he have scrupled a moment desiring him to leave the room, had he not prudently determined to guard with the utmost sedulity against raising any suspicions of his passion for Cecilia.


  • As for you, nobilissim praegustators, and my gentilissim masticators, your frequently experimented industry, internected with perdiligent sedulity and sedulous perdiligence, continually adjuvates you to perficiate all things in so expeditious a manner that there is no necessity of exciting in you a cupidity to consummate them.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And to instigate men unto an abounding sedulity in the observation of them, their minds were stuffed with traditions and stories of visions, apparitions, frightful spirits, and other imaginations that poor mortals are apt to be amazed withal, and which their restless disquietments gave countenance unto.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • He worked with exhausting sedulity and expended upon it all the gifts in his power, with the result that his work has taken its places as a classic.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • There is nothing more operative than sedulity and diligence.

    Book of Wise Sayings Selected Largely from Eastern Sources

  • Very few persons practise serious self-examination at all; and none employ the power of self-inspection with that carefulness and sedulity with which they ought.

    Sermons to the Natural Man

  • Moreover, the king was in the habit of hearing the divine scriptures read by his own countrymen, or, if by any chance it so happened, in company with foreigners, and he attended to it with sedulity and solicitude.

    The Life of King Alfred

  • A man full of English accuracy; English veracity, solidity, simplicity; by whom this universal Jail-commission, not to be paid for in money but far otherwise, is set about, with all the slow energy, the patience, practicality, sedulity and sagacity common to the best English commissioners paid in money and not expressly otherwise.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • Accordingly let there be but the same propensity and bent of will to religion, and there will be the same sedulity and indefatigable industry in men's inquiry into it.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.


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