So*lic"it*ous (?), a.[L. sollicitus, solicitus. See Solicit, v. t.]
Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
of my reputation." Dryden
. "He was solicitous
for his advice." Calerendon
Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future.
The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications.
-- So*lic"it*ous*ly, adv. -- So*lic"it*ous*ness, n.
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