In doing this, the GOP would recruit moderators with “outstanding” reputations for “independence, diligence, and toughness.”
Similarly, if you filed in February (and we hate you) your diligence speaks volumes about your overall responsible nature.
Adopting a foreign child requires persistence, diligence, patience, and a reliance on the slow-turning wheels of justice.
mid-14c., from Old French diligence "attention, care; haste, speed," from Latin diligentia "attentiveness, carefulness," from diligentem (nominative diligens) "attentive, assiduous, careful," originally present participle of diligere "single out, value highly, esteem, prize, love; aspire to, be content with, appreciate," originally "to pick out, select," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + legere "choose, gather" (see lecture (n.)).
Sense evolved from "love" through "attentiveness" to "carefulness" to "steady effort." From the secondary French sense comes the old useage of diligence for "public stage coach" (1742; dilly for short), from a French shortening of carrosse de diligence.