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Diligence, assiduity, due attention: “which being done with speedy d.” Lucr. 1853. “with whispering and most guilty d.” Meas. IV, 1, 39. “there wants no d. in seeking him,” Cymb. IV, 3, 20. the search is made with all due d. Per. III Prol. 19.
More especially, == assiduity in service, officiousness, serviceableness: “hence with d.” Tp. I, 2, 304. “he shall think by our true d. he is no less than what we say he is,” Shr. Ind. 1, 70. “your accustomed d. to me,” H6A V, 3, 9. “I will receive it with all d. of spirit,” Hml. V, 2, 94. “the best of me is d.” Lr. I, 4, 38. “if your d. be not speedy, I shall be there before you,” I, 5, 4. Abstr. pro concr.: “was't well done? Bravely, my d.” Tp. V, 241.
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