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  • adv. In a solicitous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a solicitous manner; anxiously; with care or concern.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a concerned and solicitous manner


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solicitous +‎ -ly


  • Did you see them leading him so solicitously from the platform?

    Chapter 7: The Bishop's Vision

  • Cat bit back the unladylike oath on the tip of her tongue as she rubbed at her leg. Tried to forget the man hovering solicitously beside her.

    Earl of Durkness

  • "I do not know, except that it is my way," Ah Kim replied, gazing solicitously at his mother.


  • The worse thing that the president can do is to listen to anyone who solicitously whispers in his ear that he can maintain his current bearings without some mid-course political and foreign policy accommodations to the new Congress.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

  • “Which would, of course, get us all killed,” Blood Thorn said solicitously.

    Fire The Sky

  • When they were settled in the seats, Billy solicitously asked if they would like to have coffee or water.

    I’ll Walk Alone

  • The ludicrous picture this conjured up, Anil bending solicitously over his wife—his wife! when he could more excitedly be doing this with someone like Trish or some other woman he met—in a smoky bar over a sexy pool table made Sadhana laugh, unabashedly, no consciousness now, of people looking.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • I kiss her chastely on her now wanton dark curls and nibble her ear solicitously.

    Ethical Seduction

  • As Acorn employees solicitously offered them routine small-business advice (file a 1099 tax form, look for deductions), O'Keefe and Giles slowly revealed what their unique life situation entailed, then presented an unorthodox business plan: to smuggle a number of underage Salvadoran girls into the country, with the goal of sexually enslaving them.

    John Atlas: Fake ACORN Pimp Pleads Guilty; the New Yorker Adds its Voice to the Anti-ACORN Story

  • He came up, looked at me and said solicitously: "You're a little bit tired" and then in his most reassuring tone – perhaps to reassure himself too – added: "But very happy."

    If you expect children to make you happy, you will be disappointed


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