intense application

See: care, diligence
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Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
The long months of intense application and study had brought their reward.
But historians are not accountable for the difficulty of learning to read; and even you yourself, who do not altogether seem particularly friendly to very severe, very intense application, may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worth-while to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.
At home he gave himself up to the perusal of Blue Books, to the alarm and wonder of Lady Jane, who thought he was killing himself by late hours and intense application.
she asked, after a few strokes over the hot forehead, which she thought was fevered by intense application to Greek and Latin.
So unworldly was he--or so capricious-- that he frequently refused his help to the powerful and wealthy where the problem made no appeal to his sympathies, while he would devote weeks of most intense application to the affairs of some humble client whose case presented those strange and dramatic qualities which appealed to his imagination and challenged his ingenuity.
And the championship has evolved into a two-way duel between team-mate Nico Rosberg who has polished, through intense application, his far from exceptional talents, and one of the most naturally gifted racers of all time.
An intense application of light is thought to 'reset' the body clock by suppressing the production of melatonin - thereby keeping you awake during the daytime at your destination.
After an intense application and review process, Sinai Hospital joins a distinguished list of Magnet hospitals nationwide, including Duke University Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina; Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota; and the Cleveland Clinic.
They didn't go through the intense application process that my friends and I experienced.
Hot" data implies an interactive use of the data among many users or an intense application requiring a large number of accesses on a frequent basis to the data.
He argues that the "unity of Isaiah should be pursued by way of a more intense application of traditional methods rather than ignoring them" (vii).