Origin of industrious
Examples from the Web for industriously
He had discovered the hidden passage and held the clew which he had so industriously sought.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The tribunal collected some other evidence against Vergara and industriously searched for more, even as far as Flanders.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
It is industriously digging the Grand Canyon still deeper, and perhaps as rapidly as it ever dug since it entered the granite.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
It was time, for Rome was intriguing against him at home, a false report of his death having been industriously circulated.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
They are now industriously occupied in establishing their own fame, and conferring honour on their country.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
"characterized by energy, effort, and attention," 1520s (implied in industriously), from Middle French industrieux and directly from Late Latin industriosus, from Latin industria (see industry). Retains the etymological sense. Related: Industriousness.