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solicit
 v.  request earnestly; seek to obtain by persuasion or formal application
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  We have come," continued Stangerson, "at the advice of our fathers to solicit the hand of your daughter for whichever of us may seem good to you and to her.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  The Rushworths were the only addition to his own domestic circle which he could solicit.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  Our best-born and richest gentlemen sometimes solicit it without being able to obtain it.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
4  Athos, whose acquaintance I made about that period, and Porthos, who had in addition to my lessons taught me some effective tricks of fence, prevailed upon me to solicit the uniform of a Musketeer.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
5  'I cannot help thinking,' said Mrs. Micawber, with an air of deep sagacity, 'that there are members of my family who have been apprehensive that Mr. Micawber would solicit them for their names.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
6  A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IX
7  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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
8  Noirtier looked the permission which she solicited.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
9  and orders are respectfully solicited.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
10  He solicited the society of no one more.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
11  The boatswain, unmanned for the first time, respectfully dried his eyes on the Jack, and then cheering up, and addressing Mr. Wopsle as Your Honor, solicited permission to take him by the fin.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVII
12  'He means, solicited by him, Mr. Copperfield,' said Mrs. Micawber, archly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
13  Therefore he had not solicited a boat's crew from them, nor had he in any way hinted his desires on that head.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
14  When the chief, who had solicited the aid of Duncan, finished his pipe, he made a final and successful movement toward departing.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
15  All these various initiatives solicited his attention at once, and pulled him about.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—MARIUS' ASTONISHMENTS
Example Sentence:
1  Knowing she needed to have a solid majority for the budget to pass, the mayor telephoned all the members of the city council to solicit their votes.
2  They send representatives abroad to solicit business.
3  She had actively solicited funds for her election campaign.
4  He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
5  "And old Madam Reed, or the Misses, her daughters, will be solicited by you to seek a place, I suppose?" "No, sir; I am not on such terms with my relatives as would justify me in asking favours of them--but I shall advertise."
6  The current level of aggressive solicitation is slowly choking the life out of this business district.
7  Republican leaders are making open solicitation of the Italian-American vote.
8  The employer was very solicitous about the health of her employees as replacements were difficult to get.
9  He was very solicitous for her safe return.