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.
According to one report, their lawyer was disbarred two years after their case was lost for "lack of diligence" in other cases.
When all was ready we found her in the diligence, with her veil down as before.
They plied their paddles with all diligence, and run into the eastern shore.
The utmost fidelity and diligence will be expected of all officers in every branch of the public service.
This service, therefore, let us render unto God, with all diligence.
He greeted his sister hastily, and explained that the diligence had arrived before the usual hour.
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in; and the best of me is diligence.
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.