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Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Definitions for assiduous

  1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.
  2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."

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Citations for assiduous
I can scarcely find time to write you even a Love Letter, Samuel Adams, an assiduous committeeman, wrote his wife in early 1776. Pauline Maier, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence
But he was assiduous in visiting the sick and the poor, however remote their farms and cottages. Jan Morris, Independent
Origin of assiduous
1530-1540
Assiduous is from Latin assiduus, "constantly sitting near; hence diligent, persistent," from assidere, "to attend to," from ad-, "towards, to" + sedere, "to sit."
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