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solicit
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

6 uses
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Definition
to ask or plead for something

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  • "What?" said the count, the approbation of whose eye Villefort had frequently solicited during this speech.
    Chapters 59-60 (63% in)
  • At each previous visit he had made to Rome, he had solicited and obtained the same favor; and incited as much by a religious feeling as by gratitude, he was unwilling to quit the capital of the Christian world without laying his respectful homage at the feet of one of St. Peter's successors who has set the rare example of all the virtues.
    Chapters 35-36 (77% in)
  • Then he became alarmed, and dared not stay any longer at Nimes, so he solicited a change of residence, and, as he was in reality very influential, he was nominated to Versailles.
    Chapters 43-44 (35% in)
  • "I could scarcely walk when my mother, who was called Vasiliki, which means royal," said the young girl, tossing her head proudly, "took me by the hand, and after putting in our purse all the money we possessed, we went out, both covered with veils, to solicit alms for the prisoners, saying, 'He who giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord.'
    Chapters 77-78 (20% in)
  • Noirtier looked the permission which she solicited.
    Chapters 77-78 (57% in)
  • A few men, the least impressed of all by the scene, pronounced a discourse, some deploring this premature death, others expatiating on the grief of the father, and one very ingenious person quoting the fact that Valentine had solicited pardon of her father for criminals on whom the arm of justice was ready to fall—until at length they exhausted their stores of metaphor and mournful speeches.
    Chapters 105-106 (7% in)

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