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solicit
used in David Copperfield

9 uses
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Definition to ask or plead for something

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  • 'He means, solicited by him, Mr. Copperfield,' said Mrs. Micawber, archly.
    Chapters 28-30 (6% in)
  • This is a way of life which reminds me of the period when I was myself in a state of celibacy, and Mrs. Micawber had not yet been solicited to plight her faith at the Hymeneal altar.'
    Chapters 28-30 (6% in)
  • CHAPTER 31 A GREATER LOSS It was not difficult for me, on Peggotty's solicitation, to resolve to stay where I was, until after the remains of the poor carrier should have made their last journey to Blunderstone.
    Chapters 31-33 (0% in)
  • 'I do not feel warranted in soliciting my former friend Mr. Copperfield, or my former friend Mr. Thomas Traddles of the Inner Temple, if that gentleman is still existent and forthcoming, to condescend to meet me, and renew (so far as may be) our past relations of the olden time.
    Chapters 49-51 (4% in)
  • 'Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr. Micawber (formerly so domesticated) from his wife and family, is the cause of my addressing my unhappy appeal to Mr. Traddles, and soliciting his best indulgence.
    Chapters 49-51 (6% in)
  • Last night, on being childishly solicited for twopence, to buy 'lemon-stunners' — a local sweetmeat — he presented an oyster-knife at the twins!
    Chapters 49-51 (7% in)
  • Need I say, that it soon became necessary for me to solicit from — HEEP — pecuniary advances towards the support of Mrs. Micawber, and our blighted but rising family?
    Chapters 52-54 (25% in)
  • I cannot help thinking,' said Mrs. Micawber, with an air of deep sagacity, 'that there are members of my family who have been apprehensive that Mr. Micawber would solicit them for their names.
    Chapters 52-54 (75% in)
  • Emma, my love,' said Mr. Micawber, clearing his throat in his magnificent way, 'my friend Mr. Thomas Traddles is so obliging as to solicit, in my ear, that he should have the privilege of ordering the ingredients necessary to the composition of a moderate portion of that Beverage which is peculiarly associated, in our minds, with the Roast Beef of Old England.
    Chapters 55-57 (70% in)

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