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A brief glance showed more than the habitual expression, a sedulousness--some passionate feeling?

Like Socrates, our philosopher began to cultivate with sedulousness the society of youth.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin sedulus "attentive, painstaking, diligent, busy, zealous," probably from sedulo (adv.) "sincerely, diligently," from sedolo "without deception or guile," from se- "without, apart" (see secret) + dolo, ablative of dolus "deception, guile," cognate with Greek dolos "ruse, snare." Related: Sedulously; sedulousness.

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