INDUSTRIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INDUSTRIOUS
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 a.  diligent; hard-working; busy and laborious
Classic Sentence: (129 in 9 pages)
1  I can be well recommended by all the neighbors, and I hope I can be industrious and patient, and teach myself while I teach others.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXV
2  The three young women, who appeared to be very industrious and comfortable, raised their heads to look at me, and then went on with their work.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  I want to have something to do with all those many hours when you are so industrious.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
4  For a man who conducts himself well,' repeated Mrs. Micawber, with her clearest business manner, 'and is industrious.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
5  His long holster and belt glistened and his silver spurs and scabbard gleamed, from the industrious polishing Uncle Peter had given them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
6  This connection with the well-fed and industrious stock of early New York revealed itself in the glacial neatness of Mrs. Peniston's drawing-room and in the excellence of her cuisine.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  The day began to dawn as they entered the clearing which had been formed by those sagacious and industrious animals.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
8  The staid, sober, thinking and industrious ones of our number would employ themselves in making corn-brooms, mats, horse-collars, and baskets; and another class of us would spend the time in hunting opossums, hares, and coons.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
9  And the clergyman's wife was sorry for her and took her into service; and she was industrious and thoughtful.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE RED SHOES
10  Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of them was beautiful and industrious, the other ugly and lazy.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In MOTHER HOLLE
11  The first day she was very obedient and industrious, and exerted herself to please Mother Holle, for she thought of the gold she should get in return.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In MOTHER HOLLE
12  With reference to commerce, the proclamation to industrious workmen and to peasants evoked no response.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
13  There were no industrious workmen, and the peasants caught the commissaries who ventured too far out of town with the proclamation and killed them.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
14  They naturally took comfort in each other's society and were much together, riding, walking, dancing, or dawdling, for at Nice no one can be very industrious during the gay season.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
15  My scholar has been left very poor, but he is hard-working and industrious.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Whale-watching has become a growth leisure industry.
17  The direct marketing industry has become adept at packaging special offers.
18  His speech emphasized the importance of attracting industry to the town.
19  This type of training is out of step with changes in the industry.
20  The survey covers a wide range of industry sectors.
21  In industry, a worker who is grossly insubordinate is threatened with discharge.
22  They have been accused of carving up the industry for their own benefit.
23  With competition from cheap imports, the British coal industry is facing a serious crisis.
24  The building industry is experiencing a severe downturn in its workload.
25  The bombing campaign caused massive disruption to industry.
26  The socialist candidate enjoys the firm support of local industry.
27  The insurance industry has produced its own proposals for universal health care.
28  Our city is the industry center of the country.
29  The city has developed into a center of industry.
30  The industry faced a serious challenge in trying to stimulate consumption.