constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive:
an assiduous student.
He has assiduously courted key figures in the Republican establishment.
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He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his impoverished district.
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The assistant principal circles her, arms outstretched as if in a linebacker drill, but assiduously avoiding contact.
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Four UBS traders, including one manager, assiduously worked with other banks to manipulate some LIBORs.
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The 47-year-old Virginian has assiduously created an identity for himself as face of the new Republican guard.
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What I have mentioned above of their dressing their heads too assiduously, is the case with all the ladies throughout Canada.
Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime William Henry Atherton
Let this portion of the art be especially and assiduously cultivated.
The Ladies’ Work-Table Book Anonymous
He had a genuine talent for administration, and he devoted this talent most assiduously to selfish ends.
The American Revolution John Fiske
Several thousand mosquitos are assiduously eating the outpost.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, May 10, 1916 Various
The month of December was assiduously employed in and about the region last mentioned.
Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger Elihu G. Holland
hard-working; persevering: an assiduous researcher
undertaken with perseverance and care: assiduous editing
1530s, from Latin assiduus “attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant,” from assidere “to sit down to,” thus “constantly occupied” at one’s work; from ad “to” (see ad-) + sedere “to sit” (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of “servility” in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.
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, […]
to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting. to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a […]
capable of being specified: The word has no assignable meaning in our language. capable of being attributed: This work is assignable to a 12th-century poet. Law. capable of being . Historical Examples And now I had awakened, without any assignable cause, hours before my usual time. The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins Let us […]
one of the notes issued as paper currency from 1789 to 1796 by the revolutionary government on the security of confiscated lands. Historical Examples I looked up, and there, straight before me, saw the same officer who had given me the assignat the night before. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. […]