Origin of diligent
Examples from the Web for diligent
Why not let the whole thing quietly fade away for want of a diligent investigation?The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as open as they are, they are also businessmen who know their brand and are their best, most diligent marketers.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ferris credits her books Louisiana Cookery (1954) and New Orleans Cuisine (1969) as exemplars of diligent reporting and research.
“You just have to be diligent in figuring out what they really look like,” El said.
Certainly there are some Asians who have gleefully embraced the image of being the diligent worker bee.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy|Arthur Chu|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A diligent immigration commission with an appropriation to spend has little time to listen to Joseph.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin
She had supplied herself betimes with a manual of etiquette, which she had studied with the assiduity of a diligent school-girl.The Golden Shoemaker|J. W. Keyworth
Did they deride men for being too diligent, for the pleasing of God and saving of their souls?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Cicero (Brutus, 28) speaks of him as an orator of moderate powers, but a diligent student.
But then I ought to be diligent, and at least keep myself within the reach of materials for diligence.
British Dictionary definitions for diligent
Word Origin for diligent
Word Origin and History for diligent
mid-14c., from Old French diligent (14c.), from Latin diligentem "attentive, assiduous" (see diligence). Related: Diligently.