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solicit
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

4 uses
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Definition
to ask or plead for something

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  • It was the pretty arm of Gisquette la Gencienne, which, passed through the railing, was soliciting his attention in this manner.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (83% in)
  • He had, accordingly, hoisted himself, during the first verses of the prologue, with the aid of the pillars of the reserve gallery, to the cornice which ran round the balustrade at its lower edge; and there he had seated himself, soliciting the attention and the pity of the multitude, with his rags and a hideous sore which covered his right arm.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (70% in)
  • Suddenly it caught sight of the gypsy girl, and leaping over the table and the head of a clerk, in two bounds it was at her knees; then it rolled gracefully on its mistress's feet, soliciting a word or a caress; but the accused remained motionless, and poor Djali himself obtained not a glance.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (72% in)
  • "And who the devil," resumed the poet, "has amused himself with soliciting a decree of reintegration?
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (50% in)

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