Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sedulous manner; diligently; industriously; assiduously.

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  • adverb Applying constant and enduring effort to a task or course of action; in a sedulous manner.

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  • adverb in a sedulous manner

Etymologies

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sedulous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Whilst it is most important that nothing should be done to give colour to the idea sedulously promoted by the Hindu politician that Government intend to favour, or, as he generally puts it, to "pamper," the

    Indian Unrest

  • 'eagerly,' 'sedulously'; cf. use of the word for [Greek: spoudaiôs], St. Luke vii.

    The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Being the Sequel to The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels

  • In much the way costume designers offer up sketches and swatches for a director's approval, casting directors—who work as independent operators or are affiliated with studios, directors or production companies—present a sedulously curated lineup of actors for parts large and very small.

    In Praise of Matchmakers

  • From there, he would bring back postcards, sedulously and with obvious pleasure gleaned from their racks in various museums and churches at 10 to 20 lire each: Caravaggios, Bellinis, Michelangelos.

    The Forever City

  • Such should be sedulously cherished, and it were well to depute this to their men-folk, the nearer of kin the better.

    CHAPTER 20

  • Though sheltered by a massive C. I.A.-funded tunnel complex fitted with bunkers and hospital beds, he sedulously manufactured the cult of personality that would make him a household name.

    Geoffrey Wawro: Afghanistan: The End Is Near, and We've Been There Before

  • Though sheltered by a massive C. I.A.-funded tunnel complex fitted with bunkers and hospital beds, he sedulously manufactured the cult of personality that would make him a household name.

    Geoffrey Wawro: Afghanistan: The End Is Near, and We've Been There Before

  • By contrast, the fact that we have been unable to secure the small city of Marja, much less take on the larger job of Kandahar, is because nobody right down to the village folk whom we are so sedulously courting with good deeds and restrictive rules of engagement believes that Barack Obama believes in his own war.

    Afghanistan: Eyes Wide Shut

  • Those sedulously cultivated dandelions are very much a part of the mix.

    She Spoke the Language of Flowers

  • Attorney, in D.C., who is reported to be working sedulously to make an "example" of the green activist who will likely face months, and as much as three years behind bars for nothing more than hanging two banners urging environmental action from inside a Senate building.

    Jayne Lyn Stahl: Environmental Activist Faces Jail Time for Hanging Banners

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  • From p. 14 of Patrick Leigh Fermor's "A Time to Keep Silence":

    Their eyelids were always downcast; and, if now and then they were raised, no treacherous glint appeared, nothing but a sedulously cultivated calmness, withdrawal and mansuetude and occasionally an expression of remote and burnt-out melancholy.

    January 21, 2014