constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.
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
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
early 15c., from Latin assiduatem “continual presence,” noun of quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Contemporary Examples But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results. How Desiree Landed Her Gig Sandra McElwaine August 10, 2010 As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was […]
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Contemporary Examples He has assiduously courted key figures in the Republican establishment. Romney Rises Again Mark McKinnon December 15, 2009 He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his […]
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Historical Examples By his assiduousness the work was recommenced this same year, and on the 5th of August, 1858, was completed. Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis From the latter assiduousness is reached and, finally, Great […]
n. 1714, “contract between the King of Spain and another power” (especially that made at the Peace of Utrecht, 1713, with Great Britain for furnishing African slaves to the Spanish colonies in the Americas), from Spanish asiento, from asentar “to adjust, settle, establish,” literally “to place on a chair,” from a sentar, from Latin sedens, […]