Origin of diligent
Examples from the Web for diligently
All the while, Lurie was diligently, but privately making paintings.
They perform as God made them to, diligently pumping out future patriots at 13-month intervals.
The old-guard journalists who dismiss her as a blogueuse have no idea how diligently Riahi trained herself as a journalist.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Republicans all waited to eat their cheesecake while diligently devouring their greens.Comedy of Errors at the Republicans’ March on Washington Celebration|Ben Jacobs|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The truth is, Ram Singh was too loathed a man for answers to be diligently sought.Cheated by Death: No Euphoria in Ram Singh’s Hanging|Dilip D’Souza|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The same balance was diligently preserved in the arrangement of his weapons of war.Michael McGrath, Postmaster|Ralph Connor
Both before and after the fall, the superiority of Adam is diligently sustained.Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley|Samuel Johnson
And you will diligently inform yourself of the manufactures, productions, and goods which are to be procured in Tibet.A Book of Discovery|Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The Huns had diligently laid their mines in extraordinary numbers in the Harwich area.The Harwich Naval Forces|E. F. Knight
The men fished and snared game so diligently that by September they had full store of provisions for escape.The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay|Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Word Origin for diligent
mid-14c., from Old French diligent (14c.), from Latin diligentem "attentive, assiduous" (see diligence). Related: Diligently.