sedulous attention is paid to the effect of each employment upon children of different temperaments.
But if these gallants were sedulous, she was correspondingly indifferent.
The sedulous, however sage, have little idea how large a part of active life depends on food.
"Will you kindly leave the room," he said to the sedulous Mary.
Taught by the fencers, he trained himself by sedulous practice to parrying and dealing blows.
He was, however, not often aware of this sedulous espionage.
Nor was the building opposite calculated to inspire the most sedulous observer, being merely the blank wall of a warehouse.
Together with the greenbottles, she is sedulous in her attendance on my pans.
Over the public interests he watched with the most sedulous attention.
Never was such a sedulous mistress of languages as Henrietta Ponsonby.
1530s, from Latin sedulus "attentive, painstaking, diligent, busy, zealous," probably from sedulo (adv.) "sincerely, diligently," from sedolo "without deception or guile," from se- "without, apart" (see secret) + dolo, ablative of dolus "deception, guile," cognate with Greek dolos "ruse, snare." Related: Sedulously; sedulousness.