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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
Assiduous is from Latin assiduus, "constantly sitting near; hence diligent, persistent," from assidere, "to attend to," from ad-, "towards, to" + sedere, "to sit."