Definition of sedulous:
- active (part of speech: adjective)
- attentive (part of speech: adjective)
From bounty issueth power: And those who, sedulous in prudent works, Relieve the wants of nature, Jove repays 130 With noble wealth, and his own seat on earth, Pit judgments to pronounce, and curb the might Of wicked men.- "Poetical Works of Akenside", Mark Akenside.
- "Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France", Edmund Gosse.
He found in Thoreau not only a rare character for originality, courage, and indefatigable independence, but also a master of style, to whom, on this account, as much as any, he was inclined to play the part of the " sedulous ape," as he had acknowledged doing to many others- a later exercise, perhaps in some ways as fruitful as any that had gone before.- "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.