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1. Energetic in application to work or study. See Synonyms at diligent.
2. Obsolete Skillful; clever.

in·dus′tri·ous·ly adv.
in·dus′tri·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.industriously - in an industrious manner; "they hoed up weeds industriously all morning"
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[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəslɪ] ADV [work] → laboriosamente; [study] → con aplicación
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[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəslɪ] advdiligentemente
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A submissive orchestra dictated to by a spectacled man with frowsy hair and a dress suit, industriously followed the bobs of his head and the waves of his baton.
On the very chair which I used to occupy when I was at work Marian was sitting now, with the child industriously sucking his coral upon her lap--while Laura was standing by the well-remembered drawing-table which I had so often used, with the little album that I had filled for her in past times open under her hand.
She had to destroy all the hopes which she had been so industriously feedingto appear in the ungracious character of the one preferred and acknowledge herself grossly mistaken and misjudging in all her ideas on one subject, all her observations, all her convictions, all her prophecies for the last six weeks.
And the third, simulation, in the affirmative; when a man industriously and expressly feigns and pretends to be, that he is not.
A moral which I have the more industriously laboured, as the teaching it is, of all others, the likeliest to be attended with success; since, I believe, it is much easier to make good men wise, than to make bad men good.
The INFINITE DIVISIBILITY of matter, or, in other words, the INFINITE divisibility of a FINITE thing, extending even to the minutest atom, is a point agreed among geometricians, though not less incomprehensible to common-sense than any of those mysteries in religion, against which the batteries of infidelity have been so industriously leveled.
Silently, intelligently, and industriously -- with an ever-present remembrance of herself and her place -- the new parlor-maid did her work.
All this I saw myself, and could not forbear endeavouring to convince our protector how much he was imposed upon: he was not long before he was satisfied that he had been too credulous, for all those that had so industriously searched after this imaginary wealth, within five hours left the work in despair, and I continued almost alone with the prince.
The precise extent of the common law, and the statute law, the maritime law, the ecclesiastical law, the law of corporations, and other local laws and customs, remains still to be clearly and finally established in Great Britain, where accuracy in such subjects has been more industriously pursued than in any other part of the world.
He read industriously, as he read always, without criticism, stories of cruelty, deceit, ingratitude, dishonesty, and low cunning.
Where is that pretty present of needle-work which the poor little thing embroidered for you so industriously? Do let me see the green flag!"
Whereupon he resisted arrest so cheerfully and industriously that cops had to be whistled for, and afterwards the reserves, to disperse a few thousand delighted spectators.

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