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In the cave he made her a second couch, and tended her assiduously.

Which are the divinities by mortals most assiduously adored?

Let this portion of the art be especially and assiduously cultivated.

Several thousand mosquitos are assiduously eating the outpost.

And he was assiduously backing up the claims he had made to his chief.

The island belongs to the people, who cultivate it assiduously.

He has been assiduously cultivating the germs in his laboratory.

He had not loved Clara, though, for the sake of her money, he had courted her so assiduously.

“Happy is that people,” among whom these are assiduously cherished.

She practised these accompaniments every afternoon, as assiduously as any school‑girl.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin assiduus "attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant," from assidere "to sit down to," thus "constantly occupied" at one's work; from ad "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of "servility" in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.

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