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Definitions of solicitation

  1. an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A soliciting: earnest request: invitation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Act of soliciting; request; invitation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The act of soliciting; importunity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Alluring or enticing influence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Earnest request; excitement; invitation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Urgent or earnest request; entreaty; importunity; invitation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for solicitation

  1. An officer passed by them during this solicitation – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  2. Then upon Ralston's wearied brain flashed the picture of his meeting with Colonel Duer; the tawdry, tarnished environment of his search for the worthless Steadman; his arrival at " The Martin" at two in the morning; his open solicitation of a woman's acquaintance, and the consequent free fight in which, so far as the onlookers knew, he might have killed her companion; then, and most unpleasant of all, his flight, bearing away his victim with him. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
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