sedulousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sedulousness the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sedulousness The state or quality of being sedulous; assiduity: assiduousness; steady diligence; continued industry or effort.
    • n sedulousness Synonyms See comparison under assiduity.
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Usage

In literature:

He had no thought of literary fame, published little, and sedulously avoided whatever might bring him into notoriety.
"Education and the Higher Life" by J. L. Spalding
Then he as sedulously drilled them in tacking, veering, and other manoeuvres.
"The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer" by Harry Collingwood
There is nothing more operative than sedulity and diligence.
"Book of Wise Sayings" by W. A. Clouston
Here the brush was sedulously applied with more and more cream, which shed a pleasant odour around.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
It has been charged with tediousness, and tedious it may become if not sedulously varied.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
Benevolence in their relations to one another is sedulously cultivated.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
Next week the attack, whose date was yet unknown, was sedulously practised in all its details.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
From his youth a devoted student, he has, amidst the exigencies of business, sedulously kept up his literary pursuits.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
But she kept herself sedulously apart from him, and it was only at the table that they met at all.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
His leisure hours were sedulously devoted to reading and mental improvement.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
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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