sedulity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sedulity the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sedulity The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness. "The industrious bee, by his sedulity in summer, lives in honey all the winter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sedulity Sedulous care and diligence; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sedulitas,. See Sedulous

Usage

In literature:

It was a matter which he had sedulously and successfully dismissed from all his thoughts.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Epicurus avoided sedulously the transcendental optimism of the Stoics.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Visitors they both of them agreed in excluding sedulously from the sickroom.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Local traffic was sedulously cultivated, and a fair degree of prosperity followed.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Who else could have so sedulously concealed it?
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
In this catastrophe her lordly lover was of course the most sedulous of attendants.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Monsieur Leon Berthelini had a great care of his appearance, and sedulously suited his deportment to the costume of the hour.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Everything that he could possibly do to obtain a certain position in a certain place, he sedulously attempted.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
His personal baggage was probably considerable, for he was a man of most elegant habits, and sedulously attentive to his personal appearance.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
Our impressions, as just depicted, were sedulously confirmed and developed by carefully chosen governesses.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
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In poetry:

I saw you sedulous and keen,
I heard the burning words you spoke.
It seemed that you were hard and clean,
And rapier sharp your every stroke.
"To A Politician" by Edward Dyson