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- n. The state or quality of being solicitous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being solicitous; solicitude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of excessive concern
Pehrson was a good man, but this kind of solicitousness Baker found annoying.
What others say "His public demeanour is one of intense solicitousness and earnest courtesy, without a trace of aristocratic hauteur."
One also gets a backstage world, the super-star entourage, managers and publicists whose solicitousness and expertise at their roles mirrored the maestro's intensity.
Justified or not, the National's extreme solicitousness about nudity might not be unrelated to a growing adult panic about premature sexualisation which, despairing at the tide of pornography, repeatedly fixates on banning or suppressing the wrong or most trivial things, from lurid stories to slutty dollies and trashy children's clothes which enrage parents who would never buy them anyway.
Meetings would be called, consultations held and eventually decisions taken that may or may not baffle the recipients of the state's solicitousness: ie, a pier to nowhere which if from a distance a bemused observer squints his eyes while gazing at the otherwise stunning scene could, just barely, rid the hulk from consciousness for a second or two.
She could see that he was worn out, and her sympathy and solicitousness in the weeks that followed endeared her to him more than ever.
Brennan had not entirely adjusted to the presence of women acting as advocates at the Court, either, as suggested by his excessive solicitousness of the pregnant Torregrossa.
Service is iffy; the staff hasn't yet figured out the ballet of solicitousness and invisibility that should be evident in a luxe locale like this.
As Roy Miller, a mysterious and winning guy who pops into the life of June Havens (Cameron Diaz) in the Wichita airport, Cruise is ineffably polite, to the point of solicitousness.
His solicitousness sounded authentic when he spoke about Wayne Rooney's lack of a goal for United or England since 30March.
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