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solicit
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to ask or plead for something

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  • Therefore he had not solicited a boat's crew from them, nor had he in any way hinted his desires on that head.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (35% in)
  • The eager mariners but ask him who he is, and where from; whereas, they not only receive an answer to those questions, but likewise another answer to a question not put by them, but the unsolicited answer is forced from Jonah by the hard hand of God that is upon him.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (77% in)

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