Examples of usage:

  1. He was honest, and made an honest article; thrifty and hardworking, and his trade prospered. "Self Help" by Samuel Smiles
  2. And just as leaven leavens by its mere presence in the lump, by merely passively being there, and will go on doing it so long as there is a lump to leaven, so had the vicar, more than his hardworking wife, more than the untiring Lady Shuttleworth, more than any district visitor, parish nurse, or other holy person, influenced Symford by simply living in it in a way that would have surprised him had he known. "The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
  3. We should not be content with laws that punish hardworking people who want only to provide for their families, and deny businesses willing workers, and invite chaos at our border. "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present" by Various
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