diligent (adj.)
attentive, heedful, ready to respond
Tem III.i.42[Ferdinand to Miranda, of other ladies] Th'harmony of their tongues hath into bondage / Brought my too diligent ear
TS IV.iii.39[Petruchio to Katherina] thou seest how diligent I am, / To dress thy meat myself
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