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solicit
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
to ask or plead for something

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  • Many military units sponsored orphanages in Vietnam; many of the troops donated their time—as well as what gifts they could solicit from home—to help the kids.
    p. 620.4
  • Reagan denied yesterday that he had solicited third-country aid for the rebels, as Mr. McFarlane had said on Monday.'
    p. 326.7

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