diligent

Part of speech: adverb

Diligently.

Part of speech: adjective

Industrious; pains taking; laborious.

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Usage examples "diligent":

  1. So diligent and careful are these excellent men, that to save themselves from losing a day, they will lose their souls. - "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. " Now, don't let us speak a single word, Cathie Harrison," as Cathie picked out a low rocker for her choice of a seat; and pretty soon, if Miss Salisbury herself had come into the room, she would have been perfectly satisfied with the diligent attention the books were receiving. - "Five Little Peppers at School", Margaret Sidney.
  3. I had the vessel stopped, and some boats lowered, and after a diligent search we recovered him; but though we spared no pains to restore him to life, our efforts were in vain. - "The Waif of the "Cynthia"", André Laurie and Jules Verne.