Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Word of the Day

solicitous \suh-LIS-uh-tuhs\, adjective:
1. Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
2. Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
3. Extremely careful; meticulous.
4. Full of desire; eager.

He does not appear to have suffered from homesickness, although the suspicion that this might have been due to the unsatisfactory nature of his 'home' life seems belied by the tone and content of his letters; he makes frequent and solicitous inquiries after not only Mabel and his mother but also his father.-- Matthew Sturgis, Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography

She was often solicitous of her daughter's feelings and intense reactions, trying to shield her from emotional trauma.-- Adrienne Fried Block, Amy Beach