from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being sedulous; assiduity: assiduousness; steady diligence; continued industry or effort.
  • noun Synonyms See comparison under assiduity.

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  • noun The quality of being sedulous.

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  • noun the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive


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sedulous +‎ -ness


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  • A brief glance showed more than the habitual expression, a sedulousness -- some passionate feeling?

    Half A Chance Frederic S. Isham

  • Not the least among his merits is the sedulousness he exhibited in the collection of evidence.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon 1840-1916 1913

  • Translating hints into statements and guessing at reservations, I would say that the French fall very short of admiration of the way in which our higher officers set about their work, they are disagreeably impressed by a general want of sedulousness and close method in our leading.

    War and the future: Italy, France and Britain at war 1906

  • After her marriage, Ann Gilbert gave herself with all the sedulousness of her nature to the occupations of that more contracted sphere, in which she yet recognised a true moral greatness; striving therein, as far as in her lay, to live a life of "duty, praise and prayer."

    Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert, Formerly Ann Taylor 1874

  • They are considerations which can scarcely be shut out, and should be taken in determining the weight of our obligation, in shaping the selection of our duties, in stimulating the zeal and sedulousness with which we do what we know to be right.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes Alexander Maclaren 1868

  • There are three points which distinctly come out in various places in the Gospels as His motives for such unresting sedulousness and continuance of toil.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark Alexander Maclaren 1868

  • Socrates, our philosopher began to cultivate with sedulousness the society of youth.

    The Voyage of Captain Popanilla Benjamin Disraeli 1842

  • Sir Christopher for half a century has supported in the senate, with equal sedulousness and silence, the constitution and the corn laws; he is perfectly aware of "the present perilous state of the country," and watches with great interest all "the plans and plots" of this enlightened age.

    Vivian Grey Benjamin Disraeli 1842

  • The sweet sedulousness of a mother's love, a sister's mystical affection, had not cultivated his early susceptibility.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli 1842

  • Discerning where change is leading is difficult, though, not least because of the sedulousness with which all the players-and particularly the U.S.-and endeavoring to hide some new strategic thinking and plans. News Stephen Harner 2012


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