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On a fine day they were quite a family party; the old lady sitting hard by with her work-basket on a little table; the old gentleman digging, or pruning, or clipping about with a large pair of shears, or helping Kit in some way or other with great assiduity; and Whisker looking on from his paddock in placid contemplation of them all.
Now, mine continually rove away; when I should be listening to Miss Scatcherd, and collecting all she says with assiduity, often I lose the very sound of her voice; I fall into a sort of dream.
Heathcliff; his thick brown curls were rough and uncultivated, his whiskers encroached bearishly over his cheeks, and his hands were embrowned like those of a common labourer: still his bearing was free, almost haughty, and he showed none of a domestic's assiduity in attending on the lady of the house.
I never stopped reading papers and listening to the news with great curiosity and assiduity.
Contract notice: Acquisition of assiduity management system and access control for companies of the waters of portugal group
An assiduity variable was created to assess students' use of the UR based on the number of days on which the student frequented the UR during the seven days leading up to data collection.
Will provided many instances of the sustained assiduity Burns demonstrated in his local regiment and confidently concluded that the bard had become a volunteer 'because he was opposed to the turbulent crowd who would have "set the mob aboon the throne" and wished to do his part in preventing social disorder'.
For this reason, isolate Streptomyces SKCMM1 is focused for centralized assiduity. Generally, actinobacterial populations of mangrove forest are capable of tolerating a wide span of catastrophes, they have not been extensively explored for the registration of novel bioactive compounds.
The socio-affective assessment is based on the observation of points, such as the ability to identify and deal with one's own or another inidividual's feelings; ability to listen, observe, and use proper language; respect, behavior, attitudes, ethics, assiduity, punctuality, commitment, and interpersonal participation, with weekly feedback to students at the end of each meeting.
He congratulated the graduates, hailing Bahraini citizens for their assiduity and perseverance in their studies and keenness on contributing to building their country's prosperous future.
The African Union peace process is stalled for several reasons, including the split of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) rebels into two factions, the lack of assiduity from the mediators and the growing gaps between the position of the negotiating parties.
He understood, too, that someone in this position might possess only limited formal power, but care, skill and assiduity in making oneself indispensable in the role would confer huge informal influence with people on both sides of the colonial divide.