Part of speech: noun

Earnest or constant application to work.

Part of speech: noun

Useful labor; any branch of productive work.

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Usage examples "industry":

  1. I wish, too, that she should be excited to industry. - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.
  2. The Council is respected by industry, by the public, and by government. - "The Invisible Government", Dan Smoot.
  3. This, by a careful and cautious comparison of the above, connected with habits of industry in the natives. - "The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805", Mungo Park.