Sentence Examples


  • This was his first public office, and it came to him, like all later preferments, without any solicitation of his own.
  • Thus, in 1480, when a Turkish fleet seized Otranto, Matthias, at the earnest solicitation of the pope, sent Balasz Magyar to recover the fortress, which surrendered to him on the 10th of May 1481.
  • The letter certainly reads like solicitation in the customary halfveiled form.
  • A foe to tyranny in every shape, he was decidedly hostile to the policy of Bonaparte, and constantly rejected every solicitation to accept a place under his government.
  • Although he lost some property at the Restoration, he was allowed after some solicitation to keep the estate he had bought in Ireland.