hard·work·ing | \ˈhärd-ˈwər-kiŋ \

Definition of hardworking 

: industrious, diligent a hardworking young woman

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The small successes of a hardworking postwoman who fosters her wrecked family’s children, or of a recovering drunk who defies the mini-bar, appear heroic amid the general failure. The Economist, "Tommy Orange’s debut novel is a work of defiance and recovery," 5 July 2018 Sitting at a picnic table with her sister and daughter, Anderson remembered her son as a good man who was funny, hardworking and cared for his family more than anything. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's been 2 years since Jay Anderson Jr. was killed by a Wauwatosa police officer. His family continues to grieve.," 23 June 2018 Giuseppe was a hardworking man, an excellent provider and very devoted to his wife and family. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Giuseppe Rossitto," 30 May 2018 The hardworking Kansas City, Missouri, native takes this latest success in stride. Lori Bergamotto, Glamour, "Kate Spade: A Fashion Force, and a 2002 Glamour Woman of the Year," 5 June 2018 Tressel praised Gonzalez as honest and hardworking and worthy of support. Mark Naymik, cleveland.com, "CLE Chatter: Ed FitzGerald to judge drivers without licenses; county sniffs out case of doggy doo-doo; Martin J. Sweeney's daughter defends her political home with bedroom picture," 8 Mar. 2018 Those black women under her command won’t have the same opportunities as a white man or a white woman under the same command—even if the black women are as smart, talented and hardworking as their white counterparts. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Racists and White Jesus Need to Step Up Their Game," 2 Feb. 2018 At his memorial service earlier this week, the 94-year-old electrician was called proud, hardworking and honest. Tom Hallman Jr., OregonLive.com, "A Pettygrove takes eternal rest in the city his family built: Tom Hallman," 19 Jan. 2018 Most of all, Jerzy will be remembered as a selfless and hardworking father who was devoted to his family and to his community. courant.com, "Jerzy George Budnik," 12 June 2018

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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: using a lot of time and energy to do work

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