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
  3. There was something refreshing in the pride and protection evinced in the solicitation of this gentle creature for her negroes. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  4. This afforded a fine opportunity to a young piano- student, and, coming as it did without solicitation or expectation, was all the more appreciated. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  5. Friends, through the solicitation of Mrs. Ginsburg, brought pressure to bear upon the Government and the missionary was released. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  6. The Count held out all this year and the next against every solicitation of the Spaniards and the importunities of his own friends, much more by the wise counsels of Varicarville than by the force of his own resolution; but nothing could secure him from the teasings of the Cardinal de Richelieu, who poured into his ears every day in the King's name his many dismal discoveries and prognostications. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  7. Finally upon the urgent solicitation of a number of citizens of this place, he removed here in 1861, and has been engaged in the manufactory of Guns and Pistols. – History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York by Unknown
  8. It must have seemed to you a likelier source of profit to withhold any information you might have to give at the solicitation of a rich man, than to give it free gratis and for nothing to a detective. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. Further solicitation brought from the child the statement that " Uncle Robert took me for a nice ride in a boat, but Uncle Robert got hurted, and I came here." – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  10. It was at her own earnest solicitation that I took her there, to pick up some of the curiously carved jewelry and trinkets. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  11. It was then Mr. Boutwell's purpose to pursue the study and engage in the practice of the patent laws as a specialty, but in October, 1855, without any solicitation and indeed without the slightest knowledge on his part, he was chosen secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education, of which he had been a member from 1853. With much uncertainty as to the wisdom of his action in accepting the place, he entered upon his duties and faithfully and efficiently discharged them until January 1, 1861, although he had tendered his resignation in 1859. His annual reports have always been regarded as models of preparation, and that of 1861- the twenty- fourth - contains a notable commentary on the school laws of the commonwealth. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  12. Patriotism, a consciousness of unity, and appreciation of the dynamic character of manufactures in the South, appear in a solicitation printed on the editorial page of the Charleston News and Courier for capital for a scheme for the development of water power and cotton mills at Columbia. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  13. The Commissioner of Police gave information that- Juries are loth to convict in such cases and appear to be impressed by the argument usually advanced by counsel for the defence that, as it was at the solicitation of the woman that the offence was convicted, she is the principal offender, and they adopt the view that unless she also is charged it would be unfair to convict the abortionist. – Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand by David G. McMillan Janet Fraser Sylvia G. Chapman Thomas F. Corkhill Tom L. Paget
  14. " Do tell us about it," we said, as Sam made an artful pause, designed to draw forth solicitation. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. All are equally worthless as answers to the generous solicitation of enlightened conscience. – On Compromise by John Morley
  16. It was at his suit and solicitation I called on your father; it was he himself who entreated me to take this step; it was he-" But before I could conclude, she burst into a torrent of tears and rushed from the room. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  17. Come, it were a sin for this solicitation to be wasted on the cold senseless atmosphere that is about us here. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann