By such assiduous
and persevering labor they made their way about four hundred and fifty miles up the Missouri, by the 16th of November, to the mouth of the Nodowa.
That she meant to marry my brother, was what at that time I did not believe; for though he was assiduous
in his attentions to her, and I knew well enough that both he and my father had made up their minds to this result, there was not yet an understood engagement--there had been no explicit declaration; and Bertha habitually, while she flirted with my brother, and accepted his homage in a way that implied to him a thorough recognition of its intention, made me believe, by the subtlest looks and phrases--feminine nothings which could never be quoted against her--that he was really the object of her secret ridicule; that she thought him, as I did, a coxcomb, whom she would have pleasure in disappointing.
Every portion of the soil was peopled with plants and herbs, which, if less beautiful, still bore tokens of assiduous
care, as if all had their individual virtues, known to the scientific mind that fostered them.
Mrs Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous
pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been.
For two days after this Brunton was most assiduous
in his attention to his duties.
There was no lack of grass; the fire was kept in full blast by the doctor's assiduous
efforts, and the balloon grew fuller every instant.
On the other hand, he was assiduous
at the great and the small schools of the Rue Saint Jean de Beauvais.
The Military Governor of Moscow, who had been assiduous
in sending aides-de-camp to inquire after the count's health, came himself that evening to bid a last farewell to the celebrated grandee of Catherine's court, Count Bezukhov.
And he was not going to have his vanities provoked by contact with the showy worldly successes of the capital, but to live among people who could hold no rivalry with that pursuit of a great idea which was to be a twin object with the assiduous
practice of his profession.
He had become simply the obedient and assiduous
No," she answered; "it's only for about a fortnight that my father has taken such a fancy to this friend who is so assiduous
in visiting him.
Although the inhabitants were so assiduous
in setting fire to every part of the wood, yet I did not see a single fire which they had succeeded in making extensive.
He came to call upon my uncle, apologising for not having done so before, by saying he was only lately returned from the Continent, and had not heard, till the previous night, of my uncle's arrival in town; and after that I often met him; sometimes in public, sometimes at home; for he was very assiduous
in paying his respects to his old friend, who did not, however, consider himself greatly obliged by the attention.
Thwackum was likewise pretty assiduous
in his visits; and he too considered a sick-bed to be a convenient scene for lectures.
He was intimately acquainted with the Stangersons, and, after an assiduous
seven years' courtship of the daughter, had been on the point of marrying her.