He sedulously courts the friendship of some young inmate, and wins his admiration by "ghost stories" of great daring and cunning.
In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.
Why train the 71mind so sedulously, if it prove in the end but a leaden instrument, too flexible for service?
He should sedulously seek to bring his sheep to a high degree of perfection in every respect.
For almost a generation, Germany has been sedulously cultivating Turkish friendship.
His great black periwig was as sedulously curled as any at Whitehall.
To sedulously observe all tragic and harrowing anniversaries is a part of our religion.
This captain, for reasons which it is unnecessary to detail, I most sedulously avoided.
The Princess's life, however, was sedulously guarded from all disturbing influences.
Benevolence in their relations to one another is sedulously cultivated.
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.