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solicitous
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
showing great care or concern for someone
  • Lucy had not been deaf to the signal, and after an interval long enough for a few solicitous but not hurried inquiries, she herself ushered Stephen in.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (41% in)
  • That tone of gentle solicitude obliged her to look at the face that was bent toward her, and to say, "No, thank you"; and nothing could prevent that mutual glance from being delicious to both, as it had been the evening before.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (75% in)
  • This incident had the effect of drawing Philip's attention with freshened solicitude toward Stephen and Maggie; but when they re-entered the house, music was proposed, and Mrs. Tulliver and Mr. Deane being occupied with cribbage, Maggie sat apart near the table where the books and work were placed, doing nothing, however, but listening abstractedly to the music.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (28% in)

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