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diligence (noun) steady, careful, and thorough work or effort.

Diligence is a highly desirable quality in any person. If you have diligence you try to do things carefully, steadily, and thoroughly. You are methodical and leave nothing out. A serious researcher needs a lot of diligence. 'His diligence got him an early promotion and a good hike.' This means that because he worked hard and steadily, and was thorough at his work, he was promoted early and earned a hike.

  • Thanks to the diligence of the scholars who studied carefully and thoroughly all the material about Shakespeare and edited his plays, we are able to enjoy reading and watching them.
  • Sam's diligence saw him through the exams with flying colors. He had always worked hard steadily and thoroughly to earn it.
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