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  1. (of a person) industrious; diligent

Example Sentences Including 'hard-working'

And that is what I have been doing my hard-working best to bring about.
Hilton, John Buxton Displaced Person
Colleagues describe him as dedicated and hard-working with a keen legal mind.
Irish Times (2002)
Erie has a history as a straight-talking and hard-working blue-collar community.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
He surprised everybody on the set by being amiable, modest and hard-working , though he remained snidely witty.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Not stale sweat, but the honest smell of hard-working bodies.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
Rushie was one of the most hard-working strikers there's ever been.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
The nursing staff of the hospital, largely British with three New Zealanders, was devoted and hard-working.
Paul Preston DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)
You could talk to your boss, apologise, and say you are going to turn around and be your old, hard-working self.
Business Today (2002)
You were always so courteous and hard-working that I had no idea you were angry.
Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik (3-in-1)


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