Morris presented himself with a countenance sufficiently serene—he appeared to have forgotten the "insult" for which he had solicited Catherine’s sympathy two evenings before, and Dr. Sloper lost no time in letting him know that he had been prepared for his visit.
There are no more uses of "solicit" in the book.
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I’m a little disappointed when the U-Haul is finally empty; I no longer have an excuse to solicit Will’s help.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
There were dozens of clubs soliciting members and notifying all of meetings: there were cat-owner groups—at least ten—a few rabbit groups, six reptile groups, four of them adamantly snake-exclusive.