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vkhu
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:10:30 AM
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"He asked me what reasons, more than a mere wandering inclination, I had for leaving father’s house and my native country, where I might be well introduced, and had a prospect of raising my fortune by application and industry, with a life of ease and pleasure."

Source: Robinson Crusoe

What kind of work is "application and industry"?
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:15:39 AM

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Application and industry both mean "diligence".

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thar
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:18:19 AM

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It is the work
How much you apply yourself (how hard you work)
And
How industrious you are (how hard you work)

Tfd
Application
5. Close attention; diligence: shows application to her work.


Industry
2. Energetic devotion to a task or an endeavor; diligence: demonstrated great intelligence and industry as a prosecutor.


Cross-posted.
NKM
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:16:34 PM

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Think of "industry" as "industriousness" in this use.

Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 12:56:40 AM

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In the present context, it stands both for 'diligence and hard work'.IMO.

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