In a world increasingly bending toward snark, Updike managed to remain curious, solicitous, a gentleman.
The youthful shepherd did her every little service in his power, and Amarillis was pleased to see him so solicitous to oblige her.
I was not solicitous to vindicate him when I was not joined in their reflection.
It resented its lack of knowledge, and turned cynical where, had it been taken into confidence, it would have been solicitous.
Smith was coming on the deck under the solicitous escort of a surgeon.
Bone'm was the name of the bull-dog as to which Gilmore had been solicitous as he looked over the gate.
But now the voice broke in again, apologetic, solicitous, self-seeking.
Diana laid her fingers gently on his arm, and Marcantonio broke out into solicitous protestations.
Again, we only ask for things about which we are solicitous.
Then it was that I understood why the old man was so solicitous regarding John's injury.