Assiduity



constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.
Contemporary Examples

They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power.
The Heroine of the New Deal Christine Stansell March 2, 2009

Historical Examples

Their assiduity in serving their gods is remarkably conspicuous.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 Robert Kerr

Dye it therefore and thoroughly soak it with the assiduity of these cogitations.
Meditations Marcus Aurelius

Vandenesse’s involuntary shudder at her dictum plead more eloquently for him than all his past assiduity.
A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac

Moreover, it is the one mankind, if it could, would cultivate with the most assiduity.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870 Various

His luck, at least, was beyond doubt for long; his assiduity, always.
The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Margarita had contrived to gain my interest by the assiduity of her attentions.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

The wisdom of the appointment was immediately shown by the assiduity with which Ussher engaged in founding the observatory.
Great Astronomers R. S. Ball

Then his muchuchos have to move about, and wait upon him with assiduity.
The Flag of Distress Mayne Reid

The waiter serves you with extra satisfaction and assiduity under their stimulus.
A Walk from London to John O’Groat’s Elihu Burritt

noun (pl) -ties
constant and close application
(often pl) devoted attention
n.

early 15c., from Latin assiduatem “continual presence,” noun of quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).

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