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Diligence


DILIGENCE, noun [Latin , to love earnestly; to choose.]

1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.

DILIGENCE is the philosophers stone that turns every thing to gold.

Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1:5.

2. Care; heed; heedfulness.

Keep thy heart with all diligence Proverbs 4:23.

3. The name of a stage-coach, used in France.