• WordNet 3.6
    • adv diligently with diligence; in a diligent manner "we may diligently observe the Lord's supper on the first day of the week, diligently preach the gospel, or minister to the saint"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Diligently In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not negligently; with industry or assiduity. "Ye diligently keep commandments of the Lord your God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diligently With diligence, or steady application and care; with industry or assiduity; not carelessly; not negligently.
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
  • Menander of Athens
    Menander of Athens
    “He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence.”
  • John Donne
    “I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”


In literature:

With great faith and diligence has he served, and serves, notwithstanding his age or sufferings.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
Diligent inquiries have been made among the natives and the Chinese authorities, but no information gained.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
He has been seeking diligently for you but cannot find you.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
O thrice happy new Father that have gotten such a prudent diligent and carefull Nurse for your Child-bed wife!
"The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and The Confession of the New-married Couple (1682)" by A. Marsh
Ministers' diligence and faithfulness, in feeding and watching over their flocks, commanded of God, Acts xx.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Charles, you, by your diligence, make easy work of the task given you by your preceptor.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
At school I was diligent and obedient, for I soon saw it paid best in the long run.
"The Dangerous Age" by Karin Michaëlis
But upon the family bible you cannot trace the hand of diligent piety.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
About as many more remain, and much diligence is being observed.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by E. H. Blair
The diligence travels at night on account of the heat.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit

In poetry:

Each degree of Latitude
Strung about Creation
Seeth one or more of us
(Of one muster each of us),
Diligent in that he does,
Keen in his vocation.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling
The lark, whilst at her meal, still plies
With ceaseless diligence both eyes —
One looks about for food, they say,
The other marks the birds of prey.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Thine eyes from roving diligently keep,
And hear the Gospel, or devoutly pray,
But neither idly chat, nor dully sleep,
Or from the temple quickly haste away.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
Let them not, on the sabbaths, roam abroad,
But make them search with care the sacred page,
And do with diligence the work of God,
Ere they in any other work engage.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Sir, for your diligence I give you many thanks,
These things I receive at your hand;
I pray you to me show, whereby that I might know,
What pleasures hath a servingman?
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
Of AGIB, who could readily, at sight,
Strum a march upon the loud Theodolite.
He would diligently play
On the Zoetrope all day,
And blow the gay Pantechnicon all night.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

In my hands was a plaque inscribed with the words "Star-News" "fairness" "diligence" and "objectivity.".
Benchmark Retirement to Meet Due Diligence Requirements.
However, as a mom, I know that the parents of young kids work diligently to shield them from learning vulgarities.
She worked diligently, side by side with her husband in the ministry for more than fifty years.
Sound practices and due diligence keep CUs in the clear on the MBL front.
An RFP was issued in April for due diligence purposes, Ms Hernandez said in a telephone interview.
CORFO - the Chilean economic development organization - was a tremendous help when we were doing our research and due diligence.
"Mr. Colbert, clearly a whole lot of people felt you needed a second look for US Senate, and because I believe in doing my full due diligence," she wrote.
He said that the university would have to do "some due diligence" in regards to the issues in the basketball program.
Kptm.com Vizstar, Inc Announces Completion of Due Diligence for Acquisition of Kimberly Parry Corporation.
Kptm.com Vizstar, Inc Announces Completion of Due Diligence for Acquisition of Kimberly Parry Corporation .
Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence on International Trade Laws.
As participants in the Louisiana SPCA's spay-neuter-release program, we work diligently to stabilize the numbers.
Be diligent in finding solutions to manage debt.
Outdoors, sunburn can strike even the most diligently lotioned vacationer.

In science:

We will merely outline the description here and leave the details to the diligent reader.
On equations defining coincident root loci
Artificial mathematicians are far less ingenious and subtle than human mathematicians, but they surpass their human counterparts by being infinitely more patient and diligent.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
This is done by estimating Gm and by a diligent choice of the free parameter m.
Learning Trigonometric Polynomials from Random Samples and Exponential Inequalities for Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
The diligent reader can verify all that we claim by direct computation in E (S ).
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
In the slightly more distant future, the radio community is looking forward to, and many are working diligently toward, the full Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which is to be sited in either Australia or South Africa.
Panoramic Radio Astronomy