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assiduous +‎ -ly


assiduously (comparative more assiduously, superlative most assiduously)

  1. In an assiduous manner; diligently, industriously.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 93:
      They were all too assiduously engaged to talk to us as we passed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
    • 2003, Matrix Reloaded, spoken by The Architect:
      While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
    • 2020, Frank Bowman, The role of the chief justice in an impeachment trial, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 10, 2020, 11:18 AM), online
      What little precedent we have in such cases suggests that chief justices keep their heads down and, so far as possible, defer assiduously to the will of the Senate majority.