The motive of this assiduity was at length revealed to me, by a violent and fervent declaration of love, which astonished and perplexed me.
Or maybe a nap first, since I honestly have no clue if I used "assiduity" properly above, a sure sign that I'm tired.....
Their battalions practised skirmishing on the glacis with that routine assiduity which is the secret of the German military success.
They had been filling the plates and glasses of these two ladies all the way from Calcutta; they had walked with them every day on deck, had fetched their chairs, picked up their handkerchiefs, and looked after their bottled beer at tiffin-time with an assiduity which is more than commendable in such warm latitudes.
In all respects unlike himself, she suffered intensely; and, though hoary with sixty winters, hovered about him, with that busy assiduity which is one of the simplest forms in which anxiety and grief are apt to show themselves.