assiduousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assiduousness great and constant diligence and attention
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assiduousness The quality of being assiduous; constant or diligent application. Synonyms See comparison under assiduity.
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Quotations

  • Eugenio Montale
    Eugenio Montale
    “Man cannot produce a single work without the assistance of the slow, assiduous, corrosive worm of thought.”

Usage

In literature:

The insatiable few were still clapping and stamping assiduously when Magda, after taking innumerable calls, at last came off the stage.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
The King was very assiduous with Fosseuse, who, being dependent on me, kept herself within the strict bounds of honour and virtue.
"Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete" by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
As soon as he saw me recognised as a mistress, he paid assiduous court to me, never losing an opportunity of everywhere sounding my praise.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
But still he wished his courtiers to attend assiduously.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
People were extremely assiduous in telling either unpleasant truths, or alarming lies, with a view to injure others.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
At Mentz no Prince or Minister fawned more assiduously upon Bonaparte than this hero of chivalry.
"Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete" by Lewis Goldsmith
My beginning was admirable; so much attention, assiduity, and zeal, had charmed everyone.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
By searching for them, one may still find grisettes in country towns, and Paul de Lavardens sought assiduously.
"L'Abbe Constantin, Complete" by Ludovic Halevy
His assiduous care will be rewarded at last.
"An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete" by Emile Souvestre
Meanwhile, he was very assiduous in his attention to the invalids.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
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In poetry:

I grant you, Melesinda, when
Your instrument was new,
I was well pleased to see you then
Its charms assiduous woo.
"To A Young Lady, On Being Too Fond Of Music" by Charles Lamb
But cove, nor love's assiduous care
Could ebbing life's warm tide restore!--
Pale, wet, and speechless lay the fair
On Kilda's bleak and stormy shore.
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
O loved Simplicity! be thine the prize!
Assiduous Art correct her page in vain!
His be the palm, who, guiltless of disguise,
Contemns the power the dull resource to feign!
"Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the Country" by William Shenstone
Soft o'er his birth, and o'er his infant hours,
The ambitious maid could every care employ;
Then with assiduous fondness cropt the flowers,
To deck the cradle of the princely boy.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone

In news:

There will be a final swing through battleground states on Monday, but the machinery his campaign assiduously put in place over two years is now on remote control.
Sasha Issenberg, in his new book The Sushi Economy, implies that to eat raw fish on rice is to become an assiduous participant in 21st-century global capitalism.
It was the assiduous work of Jeremy Duns, another writer, that laid out a case demonstrating that prize-winning mystery writer R.J. Ellory had been writing the "sock puppet" reviews on Amazon.
Though the Uzbek government can be capricious in its censorship, the Uzbek Wikipedia is assiduously unprovocative - indeed, Uzbeks writing about national hero Navoi is exactly the sort of thing that the state encourages.
Gandhi has assiduously courted the favor of the influential and powerful.
But why did he have to seek death so assiduously.
Here's the Post's Joel Greenberg reporting from Jerusalem on Israel's minor but startling volley in a conflict it has seemed to assiduously avoid entering.
Assiduously pursuing that policy, it now appears it is time for those of us in the baby boomer generation to have the good sense to lie down and bite the dust.
In the past few years, Wizards of the Coast has been assiduously releasing board games based off their D&D franchise — check out Michael Harrison's review of Lords of Waterdeep.
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In science:

Assiduous readers are encouraged to look at and to see the close parallels.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
Assiduously tracking down all the constants in the above argument shows that the mixing time was bounded above by 225n log n or so.
A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk
It is a pleasure to thank the Fondation des Sciences Mathématiques de Paris for its generous support during the academic year 2011-12 and for giving me the opportunity to speak about my recent research in the prestigious Collège de France. I am grateful to all the participants of these lectures for their assiduity.
Lectures on Gaussian approximations with Malliavin calculus
After thirty years hard work, radio astronomers have assiduously built up a picture of relativistic jets and tentatively pushed up the Lorentz factors to 15.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Such nonphysical models should be assiduously avoided, or at least they must include suggestions on how to measure/validate values of their most crucial external parameters.
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
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