• WordNet 3.6
    • n studiousness diligent study
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n studiousness The character of being studious; diligence in study; addictedness to books or investigation.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.”
  • William Penn
    “Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.”


In literature:

You are so simple, my dear child, and you have been studiously kept in the dark.
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Aunt Yvonne studiously inspected her bill of fare.
"Graustark" by George Barr McCutcheon
She had at first studiously repelled the offers of Murray to see her home.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
Mr. Spence, with his handkerchief to his mouth, had his back turned to them, and was studiously regarding the bookcases.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Inside the room there was firelight and lamplight and a studious air of peace.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
You will hear at once how studiously the Caesar distinguishes him.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Did it not seem as if she had intentionally done precisely what she ought most studiously to have left undone?
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Her costume, neat and correct though it was, was studiously unobtrusive.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He seemed to be a studious young man, for he always had a book in his hand.
"Do and Dare" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
I instantly put away my book, because I dreaded being thought studious and affected.
"The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Fanny Burney

In poetry:

CYPRIAN. Why, we cannot reach even one
After years of studious vigil,
And can you (what vanity!)
Without study know so many?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
His folded arms, his studious brow,
His thoughtful eye, unmarked, I see;
Nor could his voice or words bestow
So dear, so true a joy on me.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
Yet still, absorbed in studious care,
Neglect to waste one look on me;
For then my happy eyes may dare
To gaze and dwell unchecked on thee.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
Those Christians best deserve the name,
Who studiously make peace their aim;
Peace, both the duty and the prize
Of him that creeps and him that flies.
"The Nightingale and Glow-worm" by William Cowper
For here, by Sorgue's sequestered stream,
Did Petrarch fly from fame, and dream
Life's noonday light away;
Here build himself a studious home,
And, careless of the crowns of Rome,
To Laura lend his lay:
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
O come! the Dryads of the woods
Shall daily soothe thy studious mind,
The blue-eyed nymphs of yonder floods
Shall meet and court thee to be kind;
And Fame sits listening for thy lays
To swell her trump with Lucio's praise.
"Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me" by William Shenstone

In news:

Israeli officials have been studiously ambiguous in their comments on the murders in Iran.
The studio mogul (Spencer Garrett) and the director go head-to-head over the issue of whether the "truth" should be pursued in earnest or studiously avoided for the sake of comforting audiences during an economic downturn.
The legislative end run was not the governor's first option as he has studiously tried to work hand in hand with lawmakers on his issues.
What am I to do with a restaurant so studiously unambitious as the still-neonatal Fenix Eatery and Bar, ensconced in the small, dowdy "Arcadia Village" shopping center at 40th Street and Camelback Road.
Perhaps there's some rambunctiousness at story hour toddlers are not known for their decorum but in general they are studious places meant for finding and reading that particular book.
A Diploma Awaits Studious Gamers.
Yet in an age of cookbook-hawking TV-star chefs, Monis has studiously avoided becoming a celebrity.
We've heard about the studiousness and the leadership.
PJ Harvey April 19 and 20 With her studious attention to genre and history, Polly Jean Harvey is a formalist.
To celebrate this rambunctious and studious time, Lawrence crew Team Bear Club is throwing a special party for its Goomba Rave on Thursday, August 23.
For one, they're more studious .
Tough, With a Studious Side.
The tent, which I have studiously avoided all weekend, was packed with kids dancing along to the thump-thump-thump of the techno beat.
Born into a musical family in Tacoma, WA, Brad has a quiet studiousness to him, belied by a shock of flippy hair and neon clothing that makes him look something like a day-glo Marty McFly.
Dunrea strikes a matter-of-fact tone, subtly pointing out the similarities and differences between the bears, while studiously avoiding sentimentality.

In science:

In this sense, the na¨ıve Schr¨odinger interpretation of probability is inconsistent with the Wheeler-DeWitt equation unless one studiously avoids asking about the state function after a hypersurface has been found with a given three-metric.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time