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Definition to ask or plead for something

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  • In fact, as a group, the student observations I solicited were on the money.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Therefore be gone; solicit me no more.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • But one got nothing by soliciting urgently.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • If you bethink yourself of any crime Unreconcil'd as yet to heaven and grace, Solicit for it straight.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • That Father earnestly solicited me to accompany him, & I referred him to my partner.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me Man? did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me, or here place In this delicious garden?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He knew where to post ads on the Internet to solicit college football players.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • She was too shy to solicit orders, so I did it for her.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Members were set on the streets with cans to solicit funds for his burial.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • "Pal, don't you know there's a law against soliciting a police officer?"
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The prosecution is soliciting an argument.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Along the way, in railcars, stations, and hotels, he solicited the views of strangers about the fair while keeping his own identity a secret.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • When the chief, who had solicited the aid of Duncan, finished his pipe, he made a final and successful movement toward departing.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Let's assume he was, as you say, there to solicit a prostitute," Martin said.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It had taken years to solicit this information about where she grew up.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • She needed a caterer, and it would probably be a good idea to start soliciting donations for the gift baskets.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Fourteen billion to be solicited from a population of 160 million: nearly one hundred dollars, on average, from every man, woman, and child in America.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • You soliciting couch business?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Richter often solicited David's opinion while Max was relegated to the role of silent spectator.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I got quite a lot of unsolicited detail on that one.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unsolicited means not and reverses the meaning of solicited. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

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