What does the word diligent mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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" by Andr√© Laurie and Jules Verne