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noun, plural dil·i·gen·ces [dil-i-juh n-siz; French dee-lee-zhahns] /ˈdɪl ɪ dʒən sɪz; French di liˈʒɑ̃s/.
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In doing this, the GOP would recruit moderators with “outstanding” reputations for “independence, diligence, and toughness.”Rush Limbaugh as Debate Moderator? It’s the GOP’s Craziest Idea Yet.|Jamelle Bouie|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Adopting a foreign child requires persistence, diligence, patience, and a reliance on the slow-turning wheels of justice.How Difficult Russian Adoptions Were, Even Before Vladimir Putin’s Crackdown|Lauren Ashburn|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Similarly, if you filed in February (and we hate you) your diligence speaks volumes about your overall responsible nature.
According to one report, their lawyer was disbarred two years after their case was lost for "lack of diligence" in other cases.
Item, I give to my servant John Raby, for his diligence in my service and sickness twenty pounds.William Harvey|D'Arcy Powers
In the Diligence near Utrecht my neighbour roused me by a sudden exclamation, "Oh la vue superbe!"Before and after Waterloo|Edward Stanley
I am sure that your official superiors do not need to be convinced of your diligence!Poor Folk|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
But then I ought to be diligent, and at least keep myself within the reach of materials for diligence.
For otherwise the rest would drag, and drop their hands and idle, being quicker to take infection of dullness than of diligence.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore